Case IH Vestrum, Maxxum and Puma tractor series are now available with Continental TractorMaster and VF TractorMaster tyres. The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partnership is the fourth Continental has secured since relaunching its agricultural tyre range in 2017. “It started with approvals from John Deere and Fendt, then Valtra and now Case,” says agricultural tyre specialist Richard Hutchins.
The OEM approval means Continental TractorMaster tyres are indicated in the price lists enabling customers to specify Continental tyres for their Case IH tractor. “TractorMaster tyres feature unique N.flex technology and have d.fine lug design which both help to provide greater resilience in the field and improved ride comfort on the road,” he says.
VF technology is growing in popularirty because the tyre enables the vehicle to carry forty percent more load than a standard tyre at the same pressure. Alternatively, in the field, the pressure of VF tyres can be lowered by forty percent compared to standard tyres, even when carrying the same load. “TractorMaster VF tyres offer operational efficiencies, reduce fuel consumption, and spread the weight of the vehicle over a larger surface area to help reduce soil compaction,” says Mr Hutchins.
Case IH is part of the parent company CNH Industrial. Following Valtra, John Deere and Fendt, Case IH is Continental's next major OE customer. The Case IH tractors manufactured at the St. Valentin production plant in Austria are among the world's most important and most widely used machines in agricultural engineering.
The following tyre combinations have been approved by Case IH: