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Success in tests: Nokian ELS Radial is economical with fuel

Tue July 5 3:07 AM 2011 in category Company news

Nokian TRI 2 had the best grip on packed snow. Nokian Forest Rider won a surface pressure test.

Nokian ELS Radial is economical with fuel

The Nokian ELS Radial performed very well in a flotation tyres’ fuel consumption test conducted in Finland. Two models of the Nokian ELS Radial were included in the test, along with three competing radial tyres. When setting the relative fuel consumption of the Nokian ELS Radial at 100 percent, the corresponding figures for the competing products were as high as 101, 103 and 109 percent. In an annual working time of 2,000 hours, the tested radial competitors consume 400, 1,200 and 3,200 litres more fuel than the Nokian ELS Radial tyres. In terms of annual costs as per the Finnish price levels, the competing tyres generated costs of 600, 1,800 and 4,800 euros higher than the Nokian ELS. The test was conducted by MTT Agrifood Research Finland.

Nokian TRI 2 had the best grip on packed snow

In the Koneviesti magazine’s test of tractor tyres’ winter properties, the block-patterned Nokian TRI 2 proved to have the best traction on packed snow, regardless of the tyre pressure, outperforming four rib-patterned tyres. It demonstrated 15 percent better traction than the best rib-patterned tyre. Reducing tyre pressure to the lowest recommended level even further enhanced its traction ability. The test drives were performed in a temperature of approximately 15 degrees Celsius below zero, and some of them were driven at night in order to minimise the impact of daily temperature variation on grip properties. The test was conducted by MTT Vakola (Institute of Agricultural Engineering Finland), Valtra and
Koneviesti, independent technical magazine for contractors in Finland.

Nokian Forest Rider won a surface pressure test

The radial Nokian Forest Rider won a forestry tyres’ surface pressure  test in Germany. With the lowest surface pressure and widest contact patch, the Forest Rider proved to be gentler on the forest terrain than traditional bias tyres. The Nokian Nordman Forest took second place in the test, and third place went to a competitor product, Trelleborg T-422. The test was conducted by University of Göttingen.