John Deere has announced that new 6M and 6R tractors will be available with Continental’s TractorMaster and VF TractorMaster tyres. This means that John Deere tractors from 90hp to 300hp can be specified with Continental tyres.
The range includes tyre widths up to 800mm, rim diameters up to 46 inches and tyre diameters up to 2.05m. Continental has supplied John Deere with its Tractor70 and Tractor85 series since 2019 but this is the first time that 6M and 6R tractors have been available with the TractorMaster range.
Continental tyres are manufactured at a purpose-built production facility in Lousado, Portugal. This also includes a research and development centre.
“With the TractorMaster, John Deere is expanding its tyre portfolio with a test winner which stands for efficiency and cost-effectiveness in agriculture,” said Continental agricultural tyre specialist, Richard Hutchins. This was shown in 2019 when the TractorMaster tyre won a German Agricultural Society (DLG) test. Mr Hutchins continues: “We are delighted that John Deere is expanding its Continental tyre range because it highlights our growth ambitions for the agricultural sector.”