Celebrating 25 Years of Vredestein Traxion Technology
This month, Apollo Tyres celebrates 25 years of its remarkable and extremely successful Vredestein Traxion+ tractor tyres.
In 1997 Vredestein introduced the Traxion+, which became a revolutionary tyre with a strong divergent pattern compared to the usual tractor tyre patterns of its period. The tyre was introduced in the then increasingly popular and modern 70- and 65- low profile series.
Traxion+ was seen as revolutionary because of its curved lug shape. The curved lugs guarantee a perfect road behaviour and low wear combined with high traction in the field due to the lug shape and the self-cleaning properties. This development today is known as the Vredestein Traxion concept still has a very important role in Apollo Tyres’ current modern tractor tyres as the VF Traxion Optimall, the Traxion XXL, Traxion 65, Traxion 70 and Traxion 85.
The developments in the last 25 years where the modern tractor plays an important role both in road transport and in the field, where higher horsepowers need to be transformed into traction have helped the Vredestein Traxion tyres to be so successful. Large scale farmers and contractors experienced Vredestein Traxion tyres lasting more hours on the road and perform better on traction in the field saving time and money.
Since 1997 many things happened. In due course Vredestein Traxion tyres are well known all over Europe and more and more are fitted on new tractors as first choice. A.o. with New Holland, Case, John Deere, Claas and Massey Fergusson.
During September, Apollo Tyres welcomed press and customers from all over Europe at its factory and R&D center in Enschede (NL). On a demo field in the beautiful rural countryside, the newest Vredestein tyres were displayed, along with new products for 2023. In 2023, Apollo Tyres will bring two new series of trailer tyres in a VF line for optimal soil preservation and also a heavy duty line for trailers mainly focused on road transport.
Traxion, 25 years old and still alive and kicking!