Helsinki - Nokian Tyres plc has launched a radial forestry tyre especially designed for medium-sized cut-to-length forest machines.
The Finnish tyre maker said its new Forest Rider tyre has special side puncture protection, making it ''durable and safe''.
''Nokian product development removed the major obstacle preventing the use of radial tyres in cut-to-length forest machines by combining the patented side puncture protection to the radial tyre structure,'' a company statement said.
''Field test results show that the Forest Rider has better traction and moving properties and lower rolling resistance than corresponding diagonal tyres.''
The first Forest Rider tyre, in size 710/45, will go on sale in October in Europe and USA.