Designed for the heaviest loads and toughest surfaces the Nokian CT agricultural trailer tyre offers the stability and massive load-bearing capacity when required
Now the popular Nokian CT 600/55R26.5 tyre gets an update that enables even bigger loads and higher operating pressures.
Quite often, agricultural, municipal and earthmoving contractors are lumped in together as they face the same demands for efficiency from trailers and trailed implements, they need to pull.
Bigger, more powerful tractors can pull ever bigger tipping trailers with heavier load on one go, manage faster road transits – and get more done in the same amount of time.
“The Nokian CT trailer tyre was created in response to this need for a strong, yet comfortable tyre,” says Tero Saari, Product Manager at Nokian Tyres. “We had to come up with something new that could handle the heavy loads while being economical to use with a long service life.”
The challenger arrives
Nokian Tyres has been a forerunner of agricultural flotation tyres for many years.
Now the Nokian CT trailer tyre, with its extremely hard wearing and damage resistant earthmoving-grade radial structure and thick pattern, large contact area and extra high-strength construction is the peak of this tyre know-how.
“Released in 2014, the Nokian CT is still among the sturdiest, most stable trailer tyres in the world,” Tero Saari says. “What’s more, its rubber compound proved to be so tough that even we were surprised by the long service life of the first production samples,” he grins.
Today, the Nokian CT trailer tyre enjoys global popularity due to its versatility.
“We didn’t want to narrow down its use too much,” Tero Saari says. “In the real world, the same tyre may be used for earthmoving, farming and many other uses – and Nokian CT trailer tyre has proven its worth in all of these, making it a popular OEM tyre for trailer manufacturers.”
The best just got better¨
To further improve the versatility of the Nokian CT tyre, Nokian has developed the popular 600/55R26.5 size even further.
“Under maximum operating pressure, the latest version can carry up to 6.5 tonnes on the top speed of 65kph”, Tero Saari says. “At 50kph the load capacity is already 7.9 tonnes.
This means that in a tandem axle configuration you may be able to carry up to two cubic meters more soil or sand, for example.”
Replacing the old version, the latest 600/55R26.5 Nokian CT tyre will make daily work even more productive for trailer users – demonstrating how tyre technology can unlock the full machine potential.
“The ability to move high loads safely, comfortably and economically is what Nokian CT trailer tyre is all about”, Saari sums it up. “This update takes care of that in the future as well.” Find out more about Nokian CT tyres, go to this link.