The advanced Ground King tyre range from Nokian has scooped the technology pool for smart tyres with the Fennia award
Nokian engineers have shown that adding technology to good design is the key for giving farmers access to the most efficient tyre wear available.
making technology accessible, intuitive and useful. In a best-case scenario, technological excellence and good design go hand in hand, enabling new and more pleasant ways of doing things.
The Nokian Ground King Intuitu smart tyres also combine the revolutionary Hybrilug tread pattern technology with its wireless connectivity for a more functional and longer wearing tyre.
This has proven to be the winning combination, that earned its design team the prestigious Fennia Prize Winner award.
Bridging the gap between a lug and block pattern tyre, Nokian Tyres Ground King has a pattern design unlike anything else in the market.
And when this block pattern is combined with Nokian Tyres Intuitusmart tyre sensors and application, you have a tractor tyre that is unique in many ways.
“I’ve had the pleasure to be part of the Nokian Tyres Ground King project all the way, from the beginning from the ideation to the prototypes and extensive testing”, says Caleb Claassen, Head Designer at Nokian Tyres.
“You can use the same tyre in all kinds of farm conditions and still achieve much more comfortable ride, traction, self-cleaning in the paddock, and really smooth and vibration-free ride on the roads,” Caleb added.
Besides the new tread technology, the Nokian Tyres Ground King has a digital dimension with Intuitu connectivity.
The Intuitu platform, paired with the sensors inside the tyre, keeps the owner informed of the tires’ condition, making work safer, more efficient and economical.
The winning design
The judges at Fennia Prize 22 appreciated not only the design of the tyre, but the future potential it holds. In their rationale, the jury says:
“The utilisation of design has already yielded added value and premium quality for the company’s products. User centricity has always been important to the company.
“Ground King Intuitu tyres are our flagship product that also helps the company stand out from the competition,” Caleb concluded.
The winning team
While a new product is always a large joint effort, the core team of the Nokian Tyres Ground King consists of Head Designer Caleb Claassen, Development Manager Samuli Räisänen, Product Manager Tero Saari and Product Manager Matthew Crocker. Nokian Tyres congratulated them, and everyone involved. See more about the Nokian Ground King tyre range on this link.