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History of Agricultural Tyres

History

The Beginning
History of Agricultural Tyres T2
History of Agricultural Tyres T2

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

The First New Development
History of Agricultural Tyres T3
History of Agricultural Tyres T3

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

Innovative Tread
History of Agricultural Tyres T4
History of Agricultural Tyres T4

With the T4 AS, Continental produces Germany’s first open-profile tyres. The tread blocks are no longer interlinked; instead, they are separated from one another around the tread centre. 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.

Improved Steering Safety
History of Agricultural Tyres T9 & T10
History of Agricultural Tyres T9 & T10

During the 1950s, the T9 and T10 front tyres 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 centre ribs that serve to control the tracking. The T10 possesses a centre rib that cuts deep into the soil to provide a high degree of steering safety.

Establishment on the Market
History of Agricultural Tyres
History of Agricultural Tyres

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

The Farmer Tyre: New Design for Increased Traction
History of Agricultural Tyres
History of Agricultural Tyres

Thanks to a new tread pattern, improved self-cleaning properties and the widening of the lug tread, the new Continental AS Farmer Tyres are able to provide increased traction on virtually any type of soil when compared with previous models.

Increased Versatility
History of Agricultural Tyres
History of Agricultural Tyres

The agricultural tyres 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 tyres no longer bear a simple marking; instead they are provided with a double stamp.

Internationalisation
History of Agricultural Tyres
History of Agricultural Tyres

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

A Change of Strategy
History of Agricultural Tyres
History of Agricultural Tyres

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

Dawn of the Return
History of Agricultural Tyres
History of Agricultural Tyres

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

A New Start After 13 Years
History of Agricultural Tyres 100% homemade
History of Agricultural Tyres 100% homemade

Continental returned to the field in 2017 with an entirely new generation of tyres rolling out of the production site in Lousado, after a 13-year break.


90 Years
History of Agricultural Tyres With Heart & Soil
History of Agricultural Tyres With Heart & Soil

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

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