Trelleborg has extended its offering for self-propelled sprayer tires with the launch of the first size of TM150 tire developed according to proprietary technology. In line with the very high flexion standards, the new size VF 380/90R46 173D is able to carry up to 14,300 pounds at 40 miles per hour. The TM150 is being introduced in Europe and North America during February.

Compared to standard products, the new TM150 tire for sprayers carries up to 40 percent more load at the same tire pressure or allows inflation of the tire with 40 percent less pressure, while carrying the same load.

Emiliana Vesco, product manager, Agricultural and Forestry Tires, Trelleborg Wheel Systems, said, “The need for higher productivity in the world’s agricultural industry is driving the professional and extensive use of modern sprayers, particularly in Europe and America. New generations of fertilizers and self-propelled high-powered sprayers require a significant upgrade of tire technology to cope with new and future highly demanding applications, primarily in terms of high load, stability and reduced soil compaction.

“The new TM150 line is the perfect choice to minimize ruts and decrease soil compaction. The advanced design of the TM150 ensures a footprint 5 percent to 8 percent wider than standard series, with great benefit for crop yields.”

The specific tread pattern of the TM150 line has been designed to prevent stubble damage and improve road performance, even at high speeds (D rated – 40 mph). In addition, the new design features wide lugs to increase the tire stiffness when the machine is loaded and a sharp head to maximize grip, while the tires large and rounded shoulder increases stability of the vehicle when its booms are extended. The VF 380/90R46 can also be fitted on different rim dimensions, providing the professional farmer or custom applicator with savings in terms of time and money.

The company announced that development of such tires will continue with more sizes added during 2015 to respond to the increasing world demand for this range of tire.