Continental has expanded its combine harvester tyre portfolio.
Following the successful launch of Continental’s first combine harvester tyres in 2019, ten more sizes of the agricultural tyre will be launched throughout 2020 and at the beginning of 2021.
Included for the first time will be a version with VF technology.
The first VF Combine Master tyre will come in a size of 500/85R24, and has already been used in some northern hemisphere harvests.
Both versions of the CombineMaster offer N.flex technology and innovative d.fine lug technology.
This combination provides very good flexibility with low vibration on the carcass and high resistance to wear and tear.
CombineMaster and VF CombineMaster
The CombineMaster offers exceptionally high core strength due to the HexaBead core technology.
With the hexagonal core, the carcass material can wrap itself around the core better and this improves the power transmission.
The HexaCore design also ensures maximum load capacity of the carcass. This technology is specially developed for combine front tyres and ensures high torque from rim to tyre.
A CombineMaster tyre equipped with VF technology is an ideal partner for growers both in the paddock and for on-road travel.
The VF technology allows the tyre to be used with reduced air pressure – this protects both the tyre and the soil.
In addition, the rectangular core of the tyre ensures high deflection of the sidewall.
Full flexibility with VF technology
Operators are already aware that combine harvesters places very special demands on tyres.
During harvesting operations, the tyres have to withstand both cyclical loads in the paddock and high speeds on the road.
While the counterweight of the cutter bar provides relief for the tyres when working in the paddock, they are confronted with significantly higher weight on asphalt.
VF tyres enable farmers to save time and fuel, as well as avoid damaging soil compaction.
Whereas previously it was necessary to adjust the tyre pressure to the various work steps, VF technology allows the tyre to be used at lower air pressure.
This means that the tyre can be driven without the need to adjust the air pressure to the weight of the load and the ground without any adverse effects.
In this way, VF tyres provide a constant load capacity at all speeds and, compared to standard tires, allow a reduction in tire pressure without compromising performance.
Continental combine harvesters tyre series will be available in the following sizes:
- 0620224 650/75R32 CHO 172A8/172B Co/M
- 0620225 680/85R32 CHO 179A8/179B Co/M
- 0620226 800/70R32 CHO 181A8/181B Co/M
- 0620229 900/60R32 CHO 181A8/181B Co/M
- 0620230 900/60R38 CHO 181A8/181B Co/M
- 0620231 VF 500/85R24 CFO 167A8/B Co/M
- 0620232 VF 500/85R30 CFO 170A8/B Co/M
- 0620233 VF 600/65R28 CFO 163A8/B Co/M
- 0620237 VF 620/70R26 CFO 173A8/B Co/M
- 0620238 VF 750/65R26 CFO 177A8/B Co/M