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19 October, 2021

Tough tire for tough conditions - the new Nokian TR Forest 2 tire offers forest-proven strength and stability for light and medium weight forestry tractors

Nokian Tyres

Forestry work puts tractor tires to the test. The demanding terrain calls for good cut and crack resistance, working stability and puncture protection. The Nokian TR Forest 2 tractor tire combines decades of forestry experience with the latest tire technology, offering excellent value for light and medium-weight tractors in forestry, landscaping and light mulching work.

"In many countries, forestry tractors have a significant role in forwarding and forest ground maintenance work", says Teemu Vainionpää, Product Manager at Nokian Tyres. "The new Nokian TR Forest 2 tire is designed to work in the challenging terrain, helping users to get the most out of their machinery."

Building on a tradition of excellence

The legacy of Nokian TR Forest tires goes back a long time. "It has offered trouble-free performance in though application demands", says Teemu Vainionpää. "People are really relying on it, and they have trust that it doesn't let them down in the rocky terrain with tree stumps and branches."

The Nokian TR Forest 2 tractor tire builds on this proven functionality, adding a modern styling and current features. "The tread pattern has been updated with many new features such as optimized edges, traction boosters and flow guides", lists Teemu Vainionpää, "and if I may add, it looks a lot cooler", he says grinning.

Puncture resistant for trouble-free work

One of the main focus areas in developing the new Nokian TR Forest 2 tractor tire has been its cut and crack resistance and puncture protection. "The thick layer of rubber compound made for forestry use offers a good protection", says Vainionpää. "There is also a special shoulder armor design that protects the shoulder area from damage."

Another truly remarkable feature is the outstanding strength of the modern bias structure tire carcass that incorporates puncture-resisting reinforcements under the tread. Combined, these features make the overall tire construction very strong for high-class puncture resistance.

 "For effective puncture resistance, the key is to have all the components in tire construction working together", Teemu Vainionpää says. "Rather than just a single protective element, the puncture resistance is a result of tire's protection level and its ability to take hits from outer obstacles."

Stable and versatile

Tire stability is a desirable feature making work more accurate, comfortable and safer. "The bias structure of the Nokian TR Forest 2 tractor tire has excellent shock and swing absorbing characteristics", says Vainionpää. "This results in steady performance in several different types of tractor work."

Versatile use of tractors is essential in forestry work. From wood forwarding to crushing, form light mulching to maintenance of forest terrain - reliable tires help the tractor perform its best.

"Our expertise in forestry tires, combined with the modern bias technology and materials, has taken our products to the next level", Vainionpää sums it up. "We have listened to the user needs and added more useful features to a classic tire, improving its value further. That's no mean feat!"

Sizes and availability

The Nokian TR Forest 2 tractor tire will be available in a comprehensive range of 12 sizes:

November 2021

460/85-34 (18,4-34)           
380/85-24 (14,9-24)
420/85-34 (16,9-34)           
340/85-24 (13,6-24)           
320/85-24 (12,4-24) 

December 2021

340/85-28 (13,6-28)          
420/85-30 (16,9-30)          
520/85-38 (20,8-38)          
460/85-38 (18,4-38)          
420/85-28 (16,9-28)          
380/85-28 (14,9-28)           

February 2022

420/85-38 (16.9-38)

Source: Nokian Tires