Mon November 11 01:45 pm 2013 in category Product news

Nokian TRI2 holds its top position among contracting tyres

Right tyre choices bring significant fuel savings

Nokian TRI 2 has been able to defend its top position among contracting tyres as it combines strong grip, high efficiency, and long durability. It is now even suitable for contracting use all year round representing another leap in product development. This block-patterned contracting tyre provides better grip even for the challenging winter work.

“Nokian TRI 2 has ruled tests measuring grip, economies and durability, both on Nokian Tyres' own test track and in independent test drives. The tyre choice can have a major impact on such factors as fuel consumption: TRI 2 tyres can save up to 5 litres of fuel per hour in comparison with competing tyres”, says Marketing Manager Jarkko Puikkonen.

The size range of Nokian TRI 2 has expanded to over 20 sizes, and new sizes will be added as new usage targets and machine types become relevant.

Diversifying contracting environments challenge tyre manufacturers

The tightening economy and increasing productivity requirements have significantly raised the utilisation rate of heavy agricultural machinery. Often, the machinery is in use all year round and in varying conditions: in the field, on snow, ice or grass, at mines and on-road.
The increased working hours, diversified tasks and higher efficiency expectations set new demands on the equipment, as well, and not least on tyres.

“On the global scale, Nokian can be seen as a relatively small manufacturer. In the ever-changing conditions, we are an agile special expert that can respond to new needs quickly,” says Project Manager Tero Saari, analysing the reasons behind TRI tyres' success.

Nokian Heavy Tyres was separated into an independent production branch within the Nokian Tyres Group in 2006, and this gave new rise to heavy tyre development. The research and development team contains expertise from various fields, which guarantees that all factors, from usage needs to technology and sales, are taken into account in the design process.

“There is demand for tyres for increasingly large and heavy machines but also for smaller ones, in facility maintenance, for example. Our product development stays alert and responds to messages from the field. The product development team is supported by test user customers, who provide us with prompt feedback about the functionality of our tyres,” Saari tells us.

Edited by Dr. Falk Köhler

Nokian Heavy Tyres is market leader, forerunner in forestry machine tyres and pioneer of environmental friendliness

Nokian Heavy Tyres, manufacturer of high-quality special tyres, is part of the Nokian Tyres group and the leading manufacturer of forestry machine tyres in the world. 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. Nokian Heavy Tyres’ product range furthermore includes 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.
The innovative products are known for their extremely high quality that provides the user many operating hours and reliable functionality in varying conditions. Nokian Heavy Tyres is known for its professional and flexible customer service – the best in its field. All tyres are developed and manufactured in Finland.
Nokian Heavy Tyres is an environmental pioneer among tyre manufacturers with eco-friendliness being a central principle of the product development philosophy. The company was the first in the world to remove hazardous oils from its production process and switch to purified oils only. The rubber compounds, treads, and structures of Nokian heavy tyres can withstand extensive wear. The lightly rolling tyres will also reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, vibration and tyre noise.

Press contact:
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Dr Falk Köhler
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Further information:

Nokian Tyres s.r.o
Business Director Central Europe Dieter Köppner, Tel. +420 222 507 761
E-mail dieter.koppner(at)

Sales manager Heavy Tyres Central Europe Jaromír Štádler, Tel. +420 773 673 347
E-mail jaromir.stadler(at)

Nokian Heavy Tyres Ltd.
Marketing Manager Jarkko Puikkonen, Tel. +358 10 401 7201
E-Mail jarkko.puikkonen(at)

Project Manager Product Range Development Tero Saari, Tel. +358 10 401 7226
E-Mail tero.saari(at)

Product Manager Forestry Tyres Jarkko Heinämäki, Tel. +358 10 401 8548
E-Mail jarkko.heinamaki(at)

Project Manager Product Range Development Teemu Vainionpää, Tel. +358 10 401 7175
E-Mail teemu.vainionpaa(at)