Trelleborg's ProgressiveTraction technology receives award

Trelleborg announces its ProgressiveTraction technology has received a Silver Ears 2013 award at the agricultural exhibition Agribex in Brussels, Belgium.


Trelleborg has received the prestigious ‘Silver Ears 2013’ innovation award for its ProgressiveTraction technology at leading agricultural exhibition, Agribex 2013, in Brussels, Belgium.

The show’s coveted innovations awards honor and recognize the most innovative and ground-breaking machines and technologies across the agricultural industry. They are awarded by a professional judging panel based on the results of stringent assessments carried out in the months preceding the exhibition.

Fedagrim, the organizer of Agribex, the international trade show for agriculture, livestock breeding, landscaping and green zones, announced the winners in a ceremony on December 3. This was attended by representatives from leading manufacturers, along with journalists from across the agricultural industry’s most influential publications.

Piero Mancinelli, R&D Director, Agricultural and Forestry Tires at Trelleborg Wheel Systems says, “After being named ‘Machine of the year 2014’ at Agritechnica 2013, for our ProgressiveTraction tire to be named ‘Silver Ears 2013’ at Agribex 2013 is an exceptional achievement. It is testament to Trelleborg’s commitment to continually developing innovative solutions that improve the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of future farming.”

The 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 double lug also provides the tire with better flotation capability, ensuring an even pressure distribution over the extra wide footprint.