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Agricultural Tires

History of Agricultural Tires


1928 - The Beginning
Ackerschlepper-Reifen T2

The start of a long history: In 1928, Continental manufactures Europe’s first pneumatic agricultural tire, the T2.

1932 – The First New Development
Ackerschlepper-Reifen T3

The next development comes onto the market just four years later. The T3 AS for farming on light soils impresses with its optimized tire tread that offers improved traction.

1938 – Innovative Tread
Ackerschlepper-Reifen T4

With the T4 AS, Continental produces Germany’s first open-profile tires. The tread blocks are no longer interlinked; instead, they are separated from one another around the tread center. Its two successors, the T4/1, available from 1947, and the T4/2, available from 1949, also make use of this innovative tread to increase traction.

1950s – Improved Steering Safety
Ackerschlepper-Reifen T9 & T10

During the 1950s, the T9 and T10 front tires for tractors impress with their solid longitudinal ribs, which provide lateral stability when the tractor is on full steering lock. The T9 has two strong center ribs that serve to control the tracking. The T10 possesses a center rib that cuts deep into the soil to provide a high degree of steering safety.

1951 – Establishment on the Market
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Continental firmly establishes itself in the industry as a versatile and reliable partner. The portfolio continually expands with more and more tire sizes and areas of application. With an ever-increasing number of orders, the company grows to new dimensions.

1955 – The Farmer Tire: New Design for Increased Traction
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Thanks to a new tread pattern, improved self-cleaning properties and the widening of the lug tread, the new Continental AS Farmer Tires are able to provide increased traction on virtually any type of soil when compared with previous models.

1960s – Increased Versatility
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The agricultural tires from Continental become even more versatile and perform well on a variety of soils. They are still primarily intended for use on tractors. From 1961, the tractor tires no longer bear a simple marking; instead they are provided with a double stamp.

1990s – Internationalization

From Germany to the world: Throughout the 1990s, Continental increases its presence on markets outside Germany, particularly through a wide presence at tractor and combine manufacturers who spread their machines all around the world.


2004 – A Change of Strategy

At the start of the new millennium, Continental shifts its focus to the automobile industry. The agriculture segment is sold to CGS who also owns the brand Mitas. The company acquires the license to produce and market agricultural tires under the Continental brand.

2016 - Dawn of the Return
Ackerschlepper-Reifen T2

Trelleborg acquires ČGS Holding (Mitas) and Continental regains brand rights in the Agricultural business.


2017 – A New Start After 13 Years
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Continental returned to the field in 2017 with an entirely new generation of Continental tires rolling out of the production site in Lousado after a 13-year break.

2018 – 90 Years
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A milestone birthday: It has been 90 years since the launch of Europe’s first pneumatic agricultural tire by Continental. Since then, Continental has been providing its customers with top-quality and durable agricultural tires.

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