Trelleborg honored for sugar cane tires

June 30, 2015

Trelleborg Wheel Systems’ 710/70R38 TM800 SugarCane tire has earned top honors from Brazil’s sugar cane industry.

The tire received “Best Agricultural Tire” honors at the 2015 O Prêmio VisãoAgro Sudeste, which was held on June 16. Awarded by the agriculture secretary of São Paulo, Arnaldo Jardim, the accolade recognizes the performance of Trelleborg’s innovative agricultural tires in the sugar cane industry in the south-eastern region of Brazil.

Trelleborg says the VisãoAgro Sudeste Awards recognize and honor mills, distilleries and product manufacturers who have excelled in the areas of processing and production in the sugar cane industry. Companies are selected following research conducted by AR Enterprises, GEGIS and the Journal of Vision Agribusiness.

Piero Mancinelli, R&D director for agricultural and forestry tires at Trelleborg Wheel Systems, says: “To receive the award for ‘Best Agricultural Tire’ at the VisãoAgro Sudeste Awards for the global sugar cane industry is an exceptional achievement and is testament to Trelleborg’s commitment to continually developing innovative solutions that improve the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of future farming.”

Trelleborg says its 710/70R38 TM800 SugarCane tire is designed specifically for sugar cane applications. It can cope effectively with sugar cane stubble, while the profile of the tire lug’s base is significantly smoother and more rounded in comparison to a conventional tractor tire.

The company says the structure of the TM800 SugarCane has been designed to handle high torque and load transmitted to the tire during demanding sugar cane farming operations. The tire’s bead width is 12% greater than that of a standard agricultural tire, enabling it to withstand the stress of severe farming conditions. In addition, the advanced profile of the tread lugs is significantly stronger, boosting the tire’s tread resistance.

The 2015 VisãoAgro Sudeste Awards were attended by over 300 representatives of some of the largest companies and plants in the sugarcane industry, according to Trelleborg. For more information on Trelleborg Wheel Systems, visit the company’s website.