Continental is supplying John Deere’s factory in Waterloo, Iowa, USA with tires from its TractorMaster and Tractor85 product lines.
Featuring Continental’s d.fine lug technology, the TractorMaster and Tractor85 product lines benefit from a lug surface that is larger than that of standard tires. Furthermore, a high lug overlap delivers less vibration and, as a result, a smoother driving experience. Both products also feature N.flex technology, which provides a high degree of dimensional stability and clash resistance and allows the tires to adapt to uneven ground.
Continental’s tire portfolio extends to an external tire diameter of 2.05m and up to 50in rim diameter. John Deere will utilize the Continental tires on its 7R and 8R large tractor models for the international large tractor market.
John Deere began using Continental tires on its tractors back in 2019 at its factory in Mannheim, Germany. With this new supply agreement, the tire maker seeks to expand its presence in the global large tractor business and strengthen its cooperation with John Deere.
“The agricultural tires TractorMaster and Tractor85 are ideally suited for use on different soil conditions,” commented Jens Mund, key account manager for agricultural tire original equipment at Continental Commercial Specialty Tires. “Thanks to the flexible nylon carcass, they provide the farmer with the best possible support in his work, whether on the field or on the road.”