The new range of very high flexion (VF) agricultural tyres are to be launched by Continental at Agritechnica in November, backed by the company’s message that they will be ‘safer on the road, reduce soil compaction and save farmers time’.
“These tyres deliver what farmers need; the opportunity to drive to a job and start work without having to change tyre pressure,” said Continental’s UK sales manager, Richard Hutchins, adding that VF represents the biggest fundamental shift in tyre design for years.
Continental has invested in a dedicated agricultural tyre research and development facility at its factory in Lousado, Portugal. The new VF tyre will be available for both tractors and combines and has been developed with a new, more flexible bead design to soak up the stress agricultural tyres experience during varied farm work.
Patented N.flex technology used in the construction of the VF tyre improves impact absorption whilst also helping the tyre return to its original form after heavy use.
“Continental has developed VF tyres that are safer, longer lasting and kinder to the soil,” said Mr Hutchins, adding that the UK’s first VF tyres are expected to be available in February 2020.”