# Customer Stories

Tyre relaunch down under

Mario Arcifa

It's March in Griffith NSW, Australia. The perfect time to harvest the grapes in the fields. Therefore the Arcifa family harvest is in full swing. The soil conditions there are challenging, as they consist of a mixture of rich red clay sandstone and clay stone. This means for Mario Arcifa's family that they must work on a variety of very different soils. The grapes grow best on loose soil. Therefore, a suitable tyre for the Arcifa family must not only be able to handle different soils, but also protect the soil and avoid soil compaction. For Mario, our Tractor85 is therefore a good choice: "When we used the Continental Tractor85 on our farm, we found that the tyres had a minimal effect on the soil surface.” In addition to this advantage, the Tractor85 offers the family a comfortable ride both on the road and in the field with excellent mileage.

We look forward to improving our farms productivity with Continental tyres

Mario Arcifa - Owner – Arcifa Brothers, Griffith NSW, Australia

Mick Carbone, owner of "Agricultural Tyres and Wheels" in Bendigo Victoria is also enthusiastic about our return. He is an old hand in his business, working passionately in the agricultural tyre and wheel industry for over 25 years. His enthusiasm for agriculture began early when he moved to a farm at the age of 6. He has been driving machines for several years and therefore knows exactly what a good agricultural tyre must have. For this reason, he is particularly pleased to be able to offer his customers our tyres again in his shop. Mick Carbone particularly appreciates the wide range of products we offer him: "Our goal is to provide all our customers with the right option for the right application.” The agricultural soil in Victoria is diverse, so it is particularly important for Carbone that the tyre meets the high demands of the region and that its customers are satisfied in all areas: "Driver comfort, fuel efficiency, higher working speeds, less soil compaction and longer life will certainly help to deliver a healthier result for all our customers".

Our goal is to provide all our customers with the right option for the right application.

Mick Carbone – Owner of Agricultural Tyres and Wheels, Bendigo Victoria

Wide range of technologies

This is made possible by the wide range of technologies integrated into our tyres like the one-piece bead design, N-Flex technology and lug-design which allow the tyre to drive at lower pressure and distribute the load over a larger contact area. This benefits both the soil and the farmer. Mario Arcifa and Mick Carbone agree: both are very enthusiastic about the benefits of Continental. The Arcifa family will continue to rely on the quality of our tyres in the future - not only during the grape harvest: "We are very pleased that we have fitted Continental agricultural tyres and will continue to use them on all our tractors wherever possible. "We look forward to improving the productivity of our farms with Continental tyres.” Mick Carbone also hopes that our agricultural tyres will again become an important player in his business: "It's great to have Continental back in our market!”