All new Fendt 200 and 300 series tractors will now be available with Continental TractorMaster tyres. The partnership between the two German manufacturers is said to be another boost to the investment Continental has made to produce tyres with new technology at its dedicated agricultural production facility in Lousado, Portugal.
“This partnership with Fendt further strengthens the Continental tyre range for agriculture. It also demonstrates that the research and development we have carried out at our production plant in Lousado has attracted the interest and support of one of agriculture’s most influential brands,” said agricultural tyre specialist Richard Hutchins.
The TractorMaster tyre features N.Flex Technology, a patent-pending, heat-treated nylon that sits beneath the rubber to help it return to its original shape after impact and heavy use. The single wire construction bead helps the tyre hold the rim of the wheel, even at low pressures.
Mr Hutchins added: “The bead is as important as the rubber and nylon in a tyre. Our research showed that tyres with a single wire bead can operate at up to 3 psi lower. In field operations, this increases the footprint area which reduces soil compaction.”
Reacting to the partnership, Fendt’s UK Marketing Manager, Charlotte Ellis said: “We welcome partnerships with innovative suppliers who can help our products perform more efficiently in the field and on the road. Tyres are an extremely important part of any tractor and the new technology in Continental’s TractorMaster tyres shows how research and development are helping to drive agricultural efficiencies.”
Available tyre sizes for the Fendt 200 and 300 series from Continental include 600/65 R38 and 540/65 R24 as well as 540/65 R34 and 440/65 R24. These are now available and can be specified on all new models in the range.