HANOVER, Germany—A little more than two years after it confirmed plans to re-enter the farm tire market, Continental A.G. has launched its first two standard ag tires, the Tractor 70 and 85, and said they'd be available in North American this summer.
The premium radial drive tires are available initially in 14 sizes, a fraction of the 100 sizes Conti said it will offer in its radial and bias-ply tire portfolio by 2019.
The tires will debut in North America at the Farm Progress Show, Aug. 28-30, in Boone, Iowa.
The move is part of the growth strategy of the Commercial Specialty Tires business unit that Conti launched in 2012. After a 10-year hiatus, the Hanover-based firm re-entered the OTR tire sector in late 2015, rolling out several construction/mining tires over that time span.