Nokia Tyres launches new Tractor Tyre

Nokian Tractor King – Revolutionary from surface to core

 

New tractor tyre

 

Nokian Tyres have launched a new tractor tyre, Nokian Tractor King. Nokian Tractor King is a new no-compromise tractor tyre for the heaviest of machinery and the most difficult terrain in forestry, earthmoving and road construction. The design from all-new tread pattern to fortified carcass is nothing short of revolutionary in a tractor tyre.

 

The demands set for an ultimate tractor tyre have grown difficult to meet since machine weights, horsepower and road speeds have all increased. For safe and sustainable forestry, earthmoving and road construction Nokian Tyres now presents the new Nokian Tractor King. With the supreme durability and traction of this tyre the horsepower of tractors can be transferred to the ground like never before, pushing the boundaries of what can be done with a tractor.

Nokian Tractor King

 

 

Peace of mind in all conditions

 Nokian Tractor King is revolutionary from surface to core. It essentially has the carcass of a heavy-duty earthmoving tyre, complete with steel belts, extra cord layers and Aramid-reinforced sidewalls. This combined with strong rubber compound makes it extremely resistant against cuts and punctures of forestry, earthmoving and road construction work.

From surface to core

Many lugged tyres suffer from vibration problems, worsening with speed and tyre wear. Nokian Tractor King offers smooth ride on high speeds as well.Its durability, wear-resistance and environmentally friendly production process make it a sustainable choice for modern forestry, giving the driver peace of mind in all conditions.

 

Main features

 

  • 50% more tractive edges

Compared to conventional lug pattern. All-new tread pattern gives grip on all terrains from sticky clay to loose sand.

 

  • Maximum speed 65 km/h

Economical kilometres. Innovative, wear-resistant tread design for comfortable, cost-efficient mileage.

 

  • High load capacity 320 kPa

Durability for toughest conditions. Revolutionary core and sidewall design for top-class puncture-resistance.

 

Innovations for daily work

With over 120-year experience Nokian Tyres makes forestry work all over the world safer and more sustainable. From game-changing ideas to the tested and trusted products, in the very core of Nokian Heavy Tyres business is knowing the world where tyres operate in. Driven by real life, Nokian Tyres constantly aims to exceed all previous achievements. So, in the end of the day, the work gets done safely and efficiently. Technology and service leadership come from experience and innovation, from deeply valuing the daily work.

Presented at Euroforest 2018 by Nokian Tyres: 

  • Foresty – broad selection of premium and replacement tyres for CTL machines, skidders and forestry tractors
  • Agriculture – Nokian Hakkapeliitta TRI for tractors and Nokian CT flotation tyres for trailers
  • Trucks and buses – New Nokian E-Truck Trailer designed for Central European medium and regional haul transport, and premium all-season drive axle tyre Nokian Hakka Truck Drive
  • Passenger cars – SUV/ 4×4 summer tyres Nokian Rockproof and Nokian Rotiiva AT

For more information visit: www.nokianheavytyres.com

 

Importance of Tyres in F1

For the Formula 1 teams to be able to secure their wins, they need to ensure that they have the right tyres for the conditions that prevail at the day of the race.  Head of the Mercedes team, Toto Wolff,  believes tyres have become the single most important factor in the F1 title fight between Mercedes and Ferrari.

For those following F1, will know how important the tyres are and how often the dreams are crushed because of the tyres. The teams will optimise their strategies based on how many pit stops are needed for change of tyres. We often see tyres blow or not enough grip due to worn out tyres. So proper tyre management and maintenance is key for performance.

 

Tyres for the Race

All cars have 3 different compounds of slick tyres for each race and 2 wet threaded tyres. The slicks have different hardness, the harder have less grip but are more durable and the soft have great grip but wear out quickly. It is the same supplier for all the tyres for all the cars participating. How you manage your tyres and when to make the stops to change tyres are critical for the success of the race.

 

General Tyres

For our normal cars we are not able to change tyres that frequently, so we are more dependent on our initial choice. Selecting the correct tyre is important both for the safety as well as the performance. We need tyres that are good both for dry condition as well as rainy conditions. If you have winter conditions, then you of course also need a tyre that is available to handle those circumstances.  You do however have the possibility to change tyres between the seasons.  So make the best of this, to ensure that you have the correct tyre for the season you will face.

Winter Tyre giant strengthens its summer tyre expertise

Nokian Tyres will add a new test centre in Spain in addition to the two test centres that they have in Finland. They will now be able to test and develop even better tyres for the summer seasons, through summer tyre testing capabilities. Nokian Tyres have previously tested summer tyres in both in South Africa and in Southern Europe. With this centre, they will be able to further enhance the development to continuously improve the performance of the tyres.

 

Tyre Testing

The new centre will be finished in 2020 and will have 10 different tracks for summer tyre testing. The two test centres that they have in Finland in Nokia and Ivalo are great for testing summer tyres in Nordic summer conditions.  Winter tyre testing will be done  in extreme snow and ice conditions.  When it comes to winter tyres, Nokian Tyres is the world leader. By adding this centre it will be able to cover all seasons and weather climates.

Adding research and development facilities shows that Nokian Tyres is committed to continuously develop betted and safer tyres for all weather conditions. They produce tyres for both cars, electric cars, SUVs and trucks. Even  tyres for big trucks and heavy tyres for heavy duty machines are produced by Nokia Tyres.

 

Importance of Testing

You will only be able to improve the rubber compounds and the tread design by continuous testing. They will need to test rolling resistance, wet grip, brake distance and tyre wear. They will test how they perform at high speeds and how they can take corners.

 

If you will invest in a set of Nokian Tyres summer tyres, you will know that you will get a tyre from a producer with a lot of commitment in producing great tyres for every season. If you want optimal performance from your tyre during the summer, you need to invest in a dedicated summer tyre.

 

 

 

How summer heat will impact your car

There are few items to make sure the you acknowledge during the summer when it comes to your car and your to your safety. Take measurements to ensure that your car and your summer tyres are able to take the heat. There has been some reports lately in social media accord to a UK magazine , that you should avoid filling up your tank during hot weathers, as the car might explode. This is of course not correct, the tank has been designed to handle any gasoline vapour.

 

Windshield

The windshield can crack if it is exposed to direct sunlight on scorching days. This is due to the fact that the glas will expand, which can cause cracking. So a good tip is to try to park in the shade, which should anyways be preferable once you get back into your car.

 

Sun and Heat Effects on Summer Tyres

The heat has a negative effect on tyres. The tyre pressure increases with increased heat, which can lead to higher wear. You also have the impact that the tyre starts to dry out, due to oils in the rubber will evaporate. Optimally you should have a dedicated summer tyre for optimal performance during this period and under no circumstances should you drive on winter tyres during the summer period.

 

Effect of sunlight on tyres
Summer tyre

Direct sunlight causes the UV to break down the tyre, so try to park in the shade and also do not store your winter tyres out in the sun. They should be stored safely in a dark cool place.

 

Impact on the interior

Leather seating is negatively affected by direct sunlight as well as heat, as the leather dries out. To prevent this, use leather conditioner on a regular basis.

 

The dashboard tends to be exposed to direct sunlight, to ensure that it doesn’t change colour, make sure to also use appropriate interior cleaning products.

 

Batteries and heat

The batteries last shorter time in hot conditions. It has been reported that approximately 15% of the breakdowns during the summers are due to battery problems. To avoid this make sure that that you enough distilled water in the battery.

 

Conclusion

For when you are not driving, it is always best to keep the car out of the sun and preferable park it in a garage. The tyres are affected by the heat and as being a big part of the car’s safety. It is always important to keep the tyres in good condition. Check that you have sufficient tread depth and your tyre pressure is correct as per the car manual.