As opposed to car or motorbike tyres, agricultural tyres, by definition, are not meant for the road. In reality, however, the time spent by tractors on the road is constantly on the rise due to the increasing distance between plots of land.

At the design stage, the priority for a tractor tyre

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Tractor tyre expert

Are my agricultural tyres suitable for use on the road?

As opposed to car or motorbike tyres, agricultural tyres, by definition, are not meant for the road. In reality, however, the time spent by tractors on the road is constantly on the rise due to the increasing distance between plots of land.

At the design stage, the priority for a tractor tyre is often a question of traction capacity on soft soil, which explains the height and width of the...

Your tractor tyres play a key role for braking safely

Of all your tractor’s safety devices, the overall braking system is the most important one. And contrary to popular belief, it is not made up only of discs, pads or vacuum servo. Also your tractor tyres are essential to obtain the best possible adhesion and transmit maximum braking power to the ground. There is no point deciding to install a new braking system if your tractor tyres are too...

Why is the rolling resistance of tractor tyres a problem?

We don’t talk about it much, but rolling resistance is specific to your tractor tyres, their pressure, their form, the type of surface encountered, the level of ground humidity and type of trailed implements (weight, width, mounted, semi-mounted, foldable). In short, it’s a phenomenon that you encounter every day without really knowing the parameters and the implications, yet it has a direct...

Can a hernia on my tractor tyre be repaired?

Tractor tyres are pushed to the limit and we demand a great deal from them for activities which are not always straight forward. Use in the farmyard or in woodland that has to be cleared is always possible, but as each tyre is designed for a specific use, it is not always adapted to other types of use. Work that is too hard can lead to invisible injuries which may turn out to be destructive...

Demonstration of soil compaction linked to your tractor tyres

Soil compaction appears to be a very secondary effect and the fact that it is not directly visible often makes it the last of your thoughts. Soil compaction happens, it is real and our expert has decided to make the invisible visible to help you make the right choice of tyres next time you need to replace them.

The location of your farm is important, of course, because the type of soil is a...

Increase the volume of your tyres to boost your tractor

When the time comes to replace your tyres, it is often simpler to choose exactly the same tyre as for the tractor’s original mount; same brand, same model and same dimensions. This may seem logical and more economical to you, yet this is probably not the wisest choice…. You can improve your tractor’s capacities considerably simply by changing the tyres for a model that is perfectly suited to...

Testimonial: are there agricultural tyres more resistant to wear?

The optimisation of your equipment is one of the main sources of savings for your farm. This is particularly true for parts of your equipment which are subject to wear linked to use, your tractor tyres being the best example.

Ideally, we would all like slow and regular wear to extend the lifespan of our tyres as much as possible. 450 additional hours for a tyre represents more than just a...

Buying second hand agricultural tyres: opportunity or mistake?

You have decided to buy used tyres to reduce costs, which is a rational choice to replace a set of tyres with a limited investment Here is some advice on how to evaluate a used tyre and establish whether this is the best choice for your farm on a long-term basis.

Do you know how to handle your agricultural tyres without damaging them?

During the year, you will inevitably have to handle your tractor tyres, whether to install seasonal tyre equipment, make repairs or store your equipment for the winter in the best possible conditions.

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