Traxion Cereall: high load capacity for the new Vredestein tires
The new Traxion Cereall tire with F+ technology for increased flexion from Vredestein, unveiled at EIMA International 2014, was designed by the Dutch manufacturer for adaptability to the technical characteristics of the latest generation of combine harvesters. As explained by the company in Enschede, the Netherlands, these harvesters require tires capable of providing traction and load capacity greater than what is ensured by tires built for other types of agricultural machinery. To meet this need, Vredestein returned to the profile of their TraxionXXL series, wide tractor tires for greater traction and less rolling resistance which removes the need to install larger rims. Flexion was improved by 20% thanks to a special design of the carcass structure with Vredenstein F+ technology which made it possible to combine high load capacity and lower tire pressure independent of the speed of transport. In this way, the manufacturer said in a communiqué, the Vredestein Traxion Cereall F+ was given a 20% greater load capacity compared to the standard tire.
On the side of performance, the company can point to the CFO, cyclic field operation, function studied to cope with the considerable differences of weight of a harvester during operations when one of the grain tanks is full and the other empty.
This function has been transformed into a 55% greater capacity compared to models without CFO, the company said. Among the other strong points of these new Traxion Cereall tires is the design of the open shoulder treat which improves the transfer of power to the tire’s traction area and self-cleaning tread with lugs pointed outwards to reduce slippage and increase efficiency.
by Fabrizio Sereni