By: The Working Forest Staff
The latest addition to the Nokian product line is Nokian Forest King TRS 2+, an advanced tire that brings true next-generation features for six-wheel forestry machinery – such as soil-friendly grip, durability and excellent support for chains and tracks. What’s more, the new sizes for Nokian Forest King F2 and Nokian Forest King TRS 2 tires make them available for a broader range of forestry machinery.
Avoiding damage to soil has become more and more important in forestry work all around the world. At the same time, mechanized harvesting of timber must be carried out even on the more challenging terrain, making the use of chains or tracks more common. The new Nokian Forest King TRS 2+ tires are designed to provide the widest possible ground contact, providing superb traction without tracks as well as improved support for chains and tracks.
“The new Nokian Forest King TRS 2+ tire certainly looks new, and indeed it is a true next-generation forestry tire”, says Teemu Vainionpää, product manager at Nokian Tyres. “I’m sure the users will like the improved mobility and versatility in their forestry work.”
For harvesting operations, stability is an important feature for a tire. “Good tires give your work a solid foundation, improving precision and efficiency”, Teemu Vainionpää describes. “Nokian Forest King TRS 2+ features a 24PR bias structure that’s very efficient in absorbing swings and shocks.”
For long operating life, the Nokian Forest King TRS 2+ tires have extra rubber on the shoulder area. The tread pattern itself is protected with steel reinforcements. These add to excellent cut and puncture resistance, making the tire a safe choice for the most demanding terrains as well.
When designing the Nokian Forest King TRS 2+ tire, special attention was paid to the best possible track support. The tire’s deep tread pattern with track grooves and extra wing bars create an optimal surface for track contact, minimizing track slipping and tire damage.
“For use without chains or tracks, the tire features sharp rib edges, extra wing bars, and wide contact area to maximize grip even on demanding terrains,” Vainionpää says. “This enables maximal grip with minimal damage to the soil.”
An important economic factor for both OEM and replacement tire users is that the new Nokian Forest King TRS 2+ maintains backward compatibility with Nokian Forest Rider components such as chains, tracks, tubes, and rims.
Sizes and availability
All three sizes will be available from the end of the year 2019.
In the versatile Nokian Forest King product series, there are some new sizes as well. Nokian Forest King F2 is the tire of choice for heavy forestry machinery using tracks, while Nokian Forest King TRS 2 boasts the lug tread design for extreme grip. Both tires are available in the size 800/40-24.5 from the end of the year 2019, making them suitable to a wider range of uses.