FORT MILL, S.C. — Continental A.G. has developed a mobile service app for farmers and others in the agricultural sector that allows them to calculate proper tire pressures for varying load conditions.
Dubbed "Agriculture TireTech," the app is designed to help users determine the correct ag tire pressures according to the particular application being considered, Continental said. By adjusting tire pressures accordingly, farmers can reduce soil compaction, reduce tire wear and operate their equipment more efficiently, which in turn lowers fuel consumption.
The app — which Conti said is an extension of its portfolio of "comprehensive" digital services for customers, dealers, etc. — is available in the app stores for iOS and Android systems.
The app also offers a range of technical information on Continental agricultural tires, including a "lead calculator" that compares the rolling circumferences of all Continental ag tires and indicates whether the tires chosen for a specific job are applicable with the mechanical ratio of the user's tractor.
"The customer is always the focus at Continental," Ivonne Bierwirth, head of marketing at Continental Commercial Specialty Tires, said. "With the new service app, we are offering farmers, dealers and contractors exactly the service they need to use our tires efficiently and resource-saving — digital, compact and always at hand."
In North America, Continental re-entered the agricultural tire field in mid-2018 after a 14-year hiatus.