Boone, Iowa, August 28, 2018. The technology company Continental will be at the Farm Progress Show to debut their new line of ag tires and Trackman rubber track that deliver superior performance in the field, every day. At Booth 143 on August 28-30, Continental presents its complete portfolio of agricultural solutions and services. Plus, visitors can register for a chance to win a set of Continental passenger tires or light truck tires.
Continental’s Exclusive Industry Breakthroughs
Continental Trackman in collaboration with Unverferth Manufacturing introduces the industry’s new largest rubber track and undercarriage system; the New 50-inch-wide Equalizer Track System. This first of its kind is now the largest track for grain carts on the market. Providing a larger footprint, optimized ground contact with less ground pressure all for healthier soil.
"This is indeed another proud moment for both U.S.-based research, development and manufacturing teams,” said Rob Schultz, Continental’s global product manager for rubber track. “This achievement recognizes Continental’s continued commitment to innovation, engineering, and setting the standards in the industries in which we compete.”
Continental’s award-winning Trackman XP rubber track features including Anti-Vibration Technology that reduces vibration by as much as 70 percent versus standard track, fully molded drive lugs with Armorlug and Armorlug Ultra technologies, the four layers of MaxxTuff steel-cord reinforced carcass features 50 percent more wires per inch and the corrosion-resistant patented galvanized steel cables prevent corrosion and premature weakness. These design innovations are how Trackman XP are constructed for longer life and make it tough enough to take on today’s heaviest, most powerful tractors with confidence.
Continental has developed a new line of radial ag tires that are every bit as tough as the Continental Trackman rubber track.
Continental Ag Tires Re-Enter the US Market
With Tractor70 and Tractor85, Continental is launching two standard tires for tractors and returning to the agricultural tire business. Built with N.flex technology, the tires display extreme robustness and durability with a high level of driving comfort, gentle ground handling and traction.
Their innovative carcass material has high impact resistance due to the elongation of nylon and is able to return to its original shape without permanent deformation. The tires also feature a bead core constructed of a single piece of steel for better bead endurance and mountability. The Continental tire portfolio is to be expanded to a total of 100 sizes in 2019.
“We at Continental are very excited to re-enter the agriculture tire segment in the Americas region after a 14-year hiatus,” says Matthew Futrelle, sales and marketing manager for Continental Commercial Specialty Tires US/Canada. “We think our ability to supply premium quality farm tires with N.flex technology and our innovative bead designs will give us a competitive advantage for our market re-entry. We are currently building our distribution network and are still looking for partners in certain markets. We encourage interested agriculture tire dealers to reach out to us.”