Continental have supplied John Deere’s factory in Waterloo, Iowa with tyres from the TractorMaster and Tractor85 product lines since November 2021. The tyres will be used on John Deere’s 7R and 8R large tractors for the global large tractor market. The Continental tyre product line extends to an external tyre diameter of 2.15 metres and up to 50’’ rim diameter.
In 2019, John Deere began using Continental tyres for tractors produced at their factory in Mannheim, Germany. With the new agreement to supply the TractorMaster and Tractor85 lines to John Deere, Continental is expanding its presence in the international large tractor business.
With the TractorMaster and Tractor85, Continental has two versatile agricultural tyres in its portfolio. Thanks to the d.fine lug technology, the lug surface is larger than standard tyres. A high lug overlap leads to smooth driving behaviour and less vibration. In addition, thanks to the N.flex technology, the tyres have a high degree of dimensional stability and clash resistance, which enable the tyres to adapt to uneven ground.
“The agricultural tyres TractorMaster and Tractor85 are ideally suited for use on different soil conditions. Thanks to the flexible nylon carcass, they provide the farmer with the best possible support during their work, whether on the field or on the road”, says Jens Mund, Key Account Manager for agricultural tyre original equipment at Continental Commercial Specialty Tyres.