Hanover, November 08, 2019. At this year’s Agritechnica Continental is presenting new hybrid tires that incorporate pressure sensors to help the operator minimize soil compaction in the field and reduce wear on the road, as well as the proven systems ContiPressureCheck for single vehicles and ContiConnect for fleets as smart solutions for the agricultural industry. With its vision of intelligent tires and zero accidents as well as the varied working environment of farmers in mind, Continental continuously develops digital solutions for agricultural tires.
The Continental VF TractorMaster Hybrid tires are designed to give operators the technology to efficiently adjust the pressure to correspond with the task. Developed in Lousado, Portugal, in close cooperation with other European research and development units, the very high flexion (VF) tires feature a new and unique hybrid tread pattern that is designed to offer traction in the field and be more comfortable on the road.
The structure of the Continental VF TractorMaster Hybrid tire carcass is more resistant than standard tires so it can operate at lower pressures in the field and at higher speeds on the road, while carrying the same load. This has added importance as underinflated tires on the road increase fuel consumption, whilst overinflated tires in the field lead to increased soil compaction. For optimum performance in all conditions, the hybrid tire, coupled with integrated tire sensors, is capable of being quickly inflated for road use and deflated for field use. When fitted to tractors with onboard air compressors the pressure of the tire can be monitored and adjusted by the operator without needing to leave the cab.