Van, Truck, Trailer, Bus and Coach Aftermarket News in Ireland

Continental supports Valtra SmartTour as official partner

At this year’s LAMMA, the UK’s largest farm machinery, equipment and services show, Continental and Valtra reveal that Continental is official tyre partner of this year’s Valtra Smart Tour.

The SmartTour tractors will be equipped with Continental TractorMaster while Continental will be presenting its tyre portfolio at the SmartTour locations. With the event partnership, Continental and Valtra are continuing its collaboration: The A Series from the subsidiary of AGCO has already been available with Continental standard tyres Tractor70 and Tractor85 since October 2018.

Valtra SmartTour: 20 European countries, more than 30,000 km long

Valtra’s annual roadshow will take both companies along a route more than 30,000km long to the most central locations for customers and fans in 20 European countries. At each stop, visitors will get the chance to enjoy an interactive presentation of the SmartTour show truck as well as test drive demonstrations of the new generation of the A, N, T and S event tractors. The tour will be kicked off in January 2019.

“We are very happy to have Continental as our official tyre partner for the 2019 SmartTour. Our tour is a great chance for our customers to ride and drive our tractors and see how, along with our partners, our professional solutions can be the perfect fit for their business”, says Samuel Hardy, Valtra SmartTour Manager.

TractorMaster: Advanced tyre with new d.fine lug technology

All official SmartTour tractors ranging from A and N to T and S series will be equipped with Continental TractorMaster: The tyre is the latest addition to the Continental agricultural tyre portfolio. The TractorMaster comes with a flexible N.flex carcass and specially developed single-wire bead technology. The high elongation of the nylon material used for the carcass makes the tyre robust and impact-resistant. The special bead design with a single-wire bead enables high deflection performance of the sidewall, ensuring very low soil compaction. A completely newly developed lug technology called d.fine with a five per cent larger lug surface than standard tyres ensures high tyre mileage.