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Honda races to build speedy lawnmower for Top Gear team



Honda races to build speedy lawnmower for Top Gear team

(This story was originally published on the BBC website)

Honda engineers are racing to build the world's fastest lawnmower after being put up to the task by Top Gear Magazine.

They are targeting a speed of 130mph (210km/hr). That would easily beat the current record of 96.5mph claimed by the fuel additive firm, Gold Eagle.

A first look at the machine - showing flames coming out of its exhaust - has been posted online.

Honda said it had taken on the project to promote its "sporty credentials".

Watch the video here... see if you can spot the flames coming out of the exhaust!!

Visit us at the Suffolk Show



Visit us at the Suffolk Show

Fieldens are proud to be exhibiting at the Suffolk Show 2013. This year the show is being held on the 29th and 30th of May, at Trinity Park, Ipswich. We're co-exhibiting with one of our key tyre product partners, Michelin, on stand 51. As usual we will be displaying the full range of Honda Lawn and Garden Equipment, Honda ATVs and Michelin tyres on bespoke wheels. Staff will be available to discuss any of your Honda or specialised wheel and tyre requirements. 

“Hopping back to the future”: the new Trelleborg 3D animated movie



“Hopping back to the future”: the new Trelleborg 3D animated movie

Trelleborg has launched a new 3D animated movie which is available on YouTube via its social media channel, TrelleborgAgri.

The film, created using sophisticated 3D animation techniques, tells the life story of a smart cricket that starts his own agricultural business. The story, which begins in 1955, follows the cricket ‘farmer’ through the ages, following his journey as he comes face-to-face with evolving tractor technologies.
‘Hopping’ to the nineties, we see the cricket take a ride on a high-speed modern tractor, enjoying premium comfort and efficiency as he travels along the road on Trelleborg XL tyres.
Finally, the cricket finds himself back in the present day, with his farm surrounded by sustainable agricultural cultivations and technologies.

“After watching the adventures of our new animated character, we hope audiences appreciate the strong contribution and role of Trelleborg as an innovator in agriculture history,” says Lorenzo Ciferri, Marketing Director, Agricultural & Forestry Tyres at Trelleborg Wheel Systems. “Our 3D film will allow our customers to experience an amazing journey and look at the performance of Trelleborg products from a totally different perspective. We wanted to bring advanced and modern entertainment tools into our business, with a goal of sharing the Trelleborg vision for the future of agriculture with farmers and contractors,” concludes Ciferri.

For more information on Trelleborg tyres or other wheel and tyre solutions, please contact us today.

Trelleborg continues its sustainable journey with the TM3000



Trelleborg continues its sustainable journey with the TM3000

First showcased at SIMA 2013 in Paris, the TM3000 is making great strides in improving crop yields while respecting the soil. Designed according to Trelleborg’s innovative technology, this inspiring range is the answer to the latest and future generations of harvesters and combine machines.

Key to increasing productivity is a new tread pattern combined with an advanced carcass design, both of which help to maximise load capacity at low inflation pressure. Featuring lugs with a rounded base, sharper inclination and larger base diameter, the design improves manoeuvrability, stability on slopes and offers better support for combine steering. What’s more, inter-lug terracing maximises the TM3000’s self-cleaning abilities.

In addition, a 5% wider footprint provides better flotation than its competitors to significantly reduce soil compaction. In this way compression damage to organic life is minimised, underscoring Trelleborg’s environmentally friendly approach – at the same time as giving farmers another way to increase profitability.

“TM3000 is Trelleborg’s answer to the latest generation of harvesters and combine machines,” says John Westwood, Managing Director, Trelleborg Wheel Systems UK. “We’re phasing in three more TM3000 sizes this year which we’ll be revealing at Cereals 2013. And moving forward, we’re continually developing new solutions that put less strain on natural resources and make it easier to farm more sustainably.”

“Matching today’s farming approaches, the TM3000 is the right choice for professionals looking to increase productivity and lower operating costs, while looking after the safety and comfort of their operators.” concludes Westwood.

For more information on Trelleborg tyres or other wheel and tyre solutions, please contact us today.

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