ERJ staff report (TB)
Paris -- Trelleborg Wheel Systems S.p.A. has launched the TM Blue ag concept tyre, which it claimed can decrease the use of natural resources and environmental impact while boosting farm productivity.
Trelleborg debuted the concept Feb. 22 at the SIMA 2011 exhibition in Paris.
â€œWe challenge our organisation daily to look for environmentally friendly approaches that improve the performance and efficiency of our products and solutions,â€ said Lorenzo Ciferri, marketing director of agricultural and forestry tyres.
â€œThe mission of the TM Blue concept is to move from the traditional theme of low soil compaction to an advanced overall respect for the earth. This enables farmers to benefit from our caring for the environment and can mean real savings in their pocket through increased productivity and lowered fuel consumption.â€
The company said it developed the TM Blue concept to respect soil structure and preserve its organic life by minimising mechanical damage caused by compression and bad or wrong tillage. Trelleborg claimed this is achieved with the tyre's extra wide footprint, carcass deflection capability and the overall pressure distribution on the field.
The tyre allows the soil to return to its original state as an organic reactor that is capable of absorbing air-bound nutrients, recycling crop residues and retaining water to ensure high crop yields in the short, medium and long term, according to Trelleborg.
Additionally, the tyre maker said the TM Blue concept reduces fuel consumption and lowers CO2 emissions.
From Tire Business (A Crain publication)
Press release from Trelleborg