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New TR Forest 2 tyres for forestry tractors

Nokian’s new TR Forest 2 tyre offers forest-proven strength and stability for light and medium weight forestry tractors. For many years, the Nokian TR Forest tyre has been a proven, reliable choice for light and medium weight forestry tractors. Now the tyre has added features without losing any of the properties that made it a classic for tough forestry work. Source: Timberbiz

Forestry work puts tractor tyres to the test. The demanding terrain calls for good cut and crack resistance, working stability and puncture protection.

The Nokian TR Forest 2 tractor tyre combines decades of forestry experience with the latest tyre technology, offering excellent value for light and medium-weight tractors in forestry, landscaping and light mulching work.

“In many countries, forestry tractors have a significant role in forwarding and forest ground maintenance work,” says Teemu Vainionpää, Product Manager at Nokian Tyres.

“The new Nokian TR Forest 2 tyre is designed to work in the challenging terrain, helping users to get the most out of their machinery.”

The Nokian TR Forest 2 tractor tyre builds on proven functionality, adding a modern styling and current features.

“The tread pattern has been updated with many new features such as optimized edges, traction boosters and flow guides,” Mr Vainionpää said.

One of the main focus areas in developing the new Nokian TR Forest 2 tractor tyre has been its cut and crack resistance and puncture protection.

“The thick layer of rubber compound made for forestry use offers a good protection,” said Mr Vainionpää. “There is also a special shoulder armour design that protects the shoulder area from damage.”

Another feature is the outstanding strength of the modern bias structure tyre carcass that incorporates puncture-resisting reinforcements under the tread. Combined, these features make the overall tyre construction very strong for high-class puncture resistance.

“For effective puncture resistance, the key is to have all the components in tyre construction working together,” Mr Vainionpää said. “Rather than just a single protective element, the puncture resistance is a result of tyre’s protection level and its ability to take hits from outer obstacles.”

Tyre stability is a desirable feature making work more accurate, comfortable and safer.

“The bias structure of the Nokian TR Forest 2 tractor tyre has excellent shock and swing absorbing characteristics,” Mr Vainionpää said. “This results in steady performance in several different types of tractor work.”

Versatile use of tractors is essential in forestry work. From wood forwarding to crushing, form light mulching to maintenance of forest terrain – reliable tyres help the tractor perform its best.