Mon November 14 02:48 pm 2011 in category Product news
The world's best load-bearing capacity:

The new low-profile Nokian Country King agricultural tyre is gentle to the environment and bears up to 2 tonnes of additional load

The size selection of this versatile agricultural tyre, tailored to the requirements of professional contracting and environmental care, is extended with a low-profile special product. The Nokian Country King 710/35R22.5, developed in co-operation with the world's leading manufacturer of agricultural technology, is especially aimed at forage wagons and trailers.

The load-bearing capacity of this modern steel belted tyre is among the best in the world in its diameter class. It has a load index (LI) of 158 D, which in practice means an additional load of 2,000 kilogrammes (500 kg per tyre) compared to competitors on the market (LI= 154 D).

- This round-shoulder flotation tyre manages increased loads steadily and lightly. The larger contact area of the technologically advanced Nokian Country King means lower surface pressure on the ground. A lower centre of gravity maximises the stability of a trailer up to 16 tonnes in weight, but also requires less pulling power from the machine, stresses Product Manager Tero Saari from Nokian Heavy Tyres.

Gentle on the environment

The fuel-efficient Nokian Country King is an excellent choice for agricultural machinery and trailers when moving more on the road than in the field. The large equipment and heavy loads used in this work demand load-bearing capacity and reliability from the tyre.

With growing load, the contact area of the sturdy Nokian Country King increases, in turn increasing the load-bearing capacity. Work is especially effective on soft soil or grass, as the tractor and trailer combination will not sink; instead, it is gentle on the surface and turns easily. The opening pattern of the tread ensures that the tyre cleans easily and quickly, and will not carry soil onto the road.

The steel belt structure of the lightly rolling tyre is durable and bears loads on different surfaces, both in the field and on the road. Its rubber compound, matched for demanding professional use and road driving, improves wear resistance. The Driving Safety Indicator (DSI) shows the remaining groove depth.

Economical and pleasant to drive

The Nokian Country King has a low noise level, and it rolls effortlessly on the road. The stable, speedy special tyre has speed class D (65 km/h). You are sure to appreciate the top-class driving comfort during long working days. Low rolling resistance reduces fuel consumption, in turn making the tyre an economical, eco-friendly work partner.

Nokian Heavy Tyres is a pioneering tyre manufacturer in environmental matters. It was the first tyre company in the world to abandon harmful oils in its production processes and to use only purified oils.

Environmental friendliness is a key principle in our R&D philosophy. The rubber compounds, treads and structures of special tyres withstand wear and tear, which, from the users’ point of view, translates into many operating hours and functionality. The lightly rolling tyres also reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.

The Nokian Country King is also manufactured using only purified, low aromatic oils. Next spring, a new size of 710/45R22.5 will be introduced, bringing even more load-bearing capacity to forage wagons and trailers.

Nokian Heavy Tyres – forerunner in special tyres

Nokian Heavy Tyres Ltd, a manufacturer of high-quality special tyres, is a part of the Nokian Tyres Group. The company’s product range includes forestry tyres, special tyres for agricultural machinery, and a variety of industrial machinery tyres used in, for example, harbours and terminals, underground mines, earthmoving, and road maintenance.

New Nokian Country King 710/35R22.5 158 D TL

  • Revolutionary, low-profile new product for forage wagons and trailers
  • Highest load-bearing capacity in its diameter class (LI= 158 D, or 3,750 kg)
  • Better stability on all platforms, larger contact area, and lower surface pressure
  • Self-cleaning pattern will not carry soil onto the road

Nokian Country King size selection:

710/35R22.5 New
710/45R22.5 Coming

Agritechnica 2011. You will find us at Hall/Stand 17C05.

Further information:

Tero Saari
Product Manager
Nokian Heavy Tyres Ltd
Tel. +358 10 401 7226

Martti Päivinen
Product Development Manager
Nokian Heavy Tyres Ltd
Tel. +358 (0)10 401 7544

Nokian Reifen GmbH
Peter Köhne, Produktmanagement
Tel.: +49 911-52 755 190
Fax: +49 911-52 755 29
Mobile: +49 175 583 75 27