Recent testing by the independent German test institute DLG has confirmed Vredestein Traxion tyres to be a far more economical option than competitor tractor tyres over their lifetime. In fact, the results proved that the Vredestein Traxion XXL has a 50% longer lifespan, which ultimately results in a saving of 1 euro per operational hour per tractor.
DLG fitted Vredestein Traxion XXL tyres and tyres from a premium competitor on six John Deere 6215R tractors in Germany. To assure the results were comparable, each tractor was fitted with the JD Link, a system which logs the work and position of the tractor. The tyre sizes tested were in the popular combination 710/70 R 42 rear and 600/70 R 28 front. DLG found that the Vredestein Traxion XXL had an over 50% longer lifespan compared to the premium reference tyre.
“These results show that Vredestein Traxion tyres provide a longer operating lifespan and savings of 1 euro per operational hour,” says Ruud Nijland, Division Head Off Highway Tyres at Apollo Vredestein. “For a contractor this could easily translate into 1,000 euros per tractor per year, something which Vredestein customers have already known for years.”
Vredestein will present the tested tyres and the DLG report at the coming Agritechnica in Hanover in Hall 20, stand A58.