Trelleborg has received the “Machine of the Year” Award 2014 for its new ProgressiveTraction technology. The ceremony was held at the leading agricultural exhibition, AGRITECHNICA 2013, in Hannover, Germany on Nov. 12, 2013.
The title was honored in the “Special Award” category by a judging panel of 16 journalists from DLV German Agriculture Publishing Group.
“As awards go, to pick up the ‘Machine of the Year’ Award 2014 is a phenomenal feat. Like the unique concept behind the ProgressiveTraction tire, it is testament to Trelleborg’s commitment to continually developing solutions that improve the performance of radial agricultural tires, raising them to new standards,” said Piero Mancinelli, research & development director for Agricultural and Forestry Tires within Trelleborg Wheel Systems.
The recently launched ProgressiveTraction tire is a new concept in agricultural tires specifically designed to improve farming efficiency thanks to a double lug. Operating on the soil at different times, the double lug progressively releases higher traction when required.
“The ProgressiveTraction technology is the result of two years of intensive numeric simulations as well as stringent indoor and outdoor testing. To be recognized so enthusiastically as a pioneer for innovation and triumph over such strong competition in the process, is a fantastic achievement and one we are extremely proud of,” concluded Mancinelli.