TRELLEBORG, Sweden—Trelleborg Wheel Systems S.p.A. recently took home the prize for “Best Agricultural Tire” at the O Premio VisaoAgro Sudeste Awards in Brazil.
Awarded by Arnaldo Jardim, the agriculture secretary of Sao Paulo, Trelleborg said the accolade recognized the performance of its agricultural tires used in the sugar cane industry in Brazil's south-eastern region.
The VisaoAgro Sudeste Awards recognize mills, distilleries and product manufacturers that have excelled in the areas of processing and production in the sugar cane industry. Companies are selected following research conducted by AR Enterprises, GEGIS and the Journal of Vision Agribusiness, according to Trelleborg.
Piero Mancinelli, R&D director for agricultural and forestry tires at Trelleborg Wheel Systems, called the company's receiving the VisaoAgro Sudeste award “an exceptional achievement and is testament to Trelleborg's commitment to continually developing innovative solutions that improve the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of future farming.”
Trelleborg claims its 710/70R38 TM800 SugarCane agricultural tire, designed specifically for sugar cane applications, “can cope effectively with sugar cane stubble, while the profile of the tire lug's base is significantly smoother and more rounded in comparison to a conventional tractor tire.”
The tire's structure has been designed to handle high torque and load transmitted to it during demanding sugar cane farming operations, Trelleborg said, with its bead width 12 percent greater than that of a standard agricultural tire, enabling it to withstand the stress of severe farming conditions. In addition, the advanced profile of the tread lugs is significantly stronger, boosting the tire's tread resistance.
The 2015 VisaoAgro Sudeste Awards event, attended by more than 300 representatives of some of the largest companies and plants in the sugarcane industry, was held at the Beira Rio Palace Hotel in the city of Piracicaba, Sao Paulo in late June.
Trelleborg Wheel Systems supplies tires and complete wheel systems for agricultural and forest machinery, forklift trucks and other materials-handling vehicles. Its U.S. unit is Trelleborg Wheel Systems Americas Inc.