ERJ staff report (LMH)
Prague -- Austrian champion Christian Lanz drove a New Holland tractor mounted with Continental AC85 tyres to win the 58th world competition in conventional ploughing held in Sweden this May, Continental supplier CGS Tyres said in an 18 May statement.
Some 58 competitors from 29 countries took part in the competition which CGS described as â€œa show of patience, skill and advanced technology to create the perfectly spaced furrow.â€
â€œSince 1972, there have been 13 world ploughing champions from Austria,â€ said Josef Heigl, managing director of the CGS Tyres subsidiary in Austria. â€œSince 2001, the Austrian champions have driven tractors mounted exclusively with Continental tyres.â€ Ploughing requires a tyre that helps the driver keep his tractor moving in a straight line.
The World Ploughing Organisation (www.worldploughing.org) held the event on 13 to 14 May at Lindevad Manor near SkÃ¤nninge in Swedish Ã–stergÃ¶tland.
The Czech-based CGS Tyres produces agricultural and industrial tyres. CGS produces and develops Continental agricultural tyres under licence since 2004.
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Press release from CGS Tyres