Tue February 19 11:10 am 2013 in category Product news

Nokian Nordman Forest F – Reliable and cost-effective solution for forestry machines

In February 2013, Nokian Heavy Tyres is introducing the Nokian Nordman Forest F tyre for forestry machines. It is a new type of cost-effective solution for forestry. The price and quality ratio of this new product has been optimised without compromise in terms of reliability or functionality. The strong, reliable structure of the Nokian Nordman Forest F is familiar from all the quality tyres that Nokian Heavy Tyres already manufactures.

- The new Nokian Nordman Forest F was born from customer demand. We wanted to introduce a tyre that would be easy and functional for customers to use when they need a spare tyre that works reliably under demanding conditions, or a competitive alternative for a forestry machine that is being overhauled. The Nokian Nordman Forest F answers this need, says Jarkko Heinämäki, Product Manager for Forestry Tyres at Nokian Heavy Tyres.

The Nokian Nordman Forest F employs a purpose-designed rubber compound that gives the tyre excellent cut and puncture resistance, even under extreme conditions. The strong, reliable tread structure also ensures high load-bearing capacity and good wear resistance. The tyre’s operating hours are optimised for used machines.

The product development of the Nokian Nordman Forest F is based on the most popular product on the market, the Nokian Forest King F. The latter’s tread model has been found to be especially functional when used with tracks.

The same tracks and chains are compatible with both the Nokian Forest King F and the Nokian Nordman Forest F. The recommended rims and inner tubes for the Nokian Nordman Forest F are the same as for its design basis, the Nokian Forest King F.

The first size, 710/45-26.5 PR 20, will be introduced in February 2013.

  • Reliable tyre for demanding conditions
  • Excellent cut and puncture resistance
  • High load-bearing capacity

Market leader and pioneer of forestry machine tyres

Nokian Heavy Tyres is the leading manufacturer of forestry machine tyres in the world. Since the 1960s, the company has been designing special tyres for the Nordic Cut to Length system machines. The selection offers forestry machine tyres both for Nordic Cut to Length (CTL) method machines and Full Tree (FT) method machines, such as skidders. Its well-known top products include the Nokian Forest Rider, which is the world’s most advanced forestry tyre, and the Nokian Forest King F that provides excellent reliability. The selection also covers special tyres for tractors that are partly or mainly used for forestry. The products are known for their extremely high quality that provides the user many operating hours and reliable functionality in varying forestry conditions.

The innovative solutions, quality, and durability achieved through the company’s own research and development that is performed in close co-operation with the customers are common to all of our products. Nokian Heavy Tyres is known for its professional and flexible customer service – the best in its field.

Pioneer in environmental issues

Nokian Heavy Tyres is an environmental pioneer among tyre manufacturers. The company was the first in the world to remove hazardous oils from its production process and switch to purified oils.
Eco-friendliness is a central principle of the product development philosophy. The rubber compounds, treads, and structures of these special tyres can withstand extensive wear, which provides the users with plenty of functional operating hours. The lightly rolling tyres will also reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. One of the challenges of product development is also to continuously reduce vibration and tyre noise.

Nokian Heavy Tyres Ltd is part of the Nokian Tyres plc group. Its product range includes forestry machine tyres, special tyres for agricultural machines, and tyres for machinery used in different locations, such as harbours and terminals, underground mines, earth-moving, and road maintenance.

Photos: www.nokiantyres.com/NokianNordmanForestF

Further information:

Nokian Heavy Tyres
Jarkko Heinämäki
Product Manager, Forestry Tyres
010 401 8548

Teemu Vainionpää
Project Manager, Product Range Development
010 401 7175