When discussing tractor tyres, we often talk about soil preservation, crop yields and the use of low-pressure tyres to avoid soil compaction, but there is another aspect linked to your agricultural tyres which is rarely mentioned: preserving the farmer’s health!

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3 soil conditions to understand to avoid compaction by your tractor tyres

A thorough knowledge of the soil in your fields will allow you to work more efficiently, to avoid excessive compacting and to optimise your yield.

Soil compaction is the result of multiple factors: the weight of your farming machinery which negatively impacts your soil structure or its biodiversity. The pressure of your agricultural tyres often depends on the type of activity and the weather...

How to reduce soil compaction after harvesting?

The harvesting period often sees an increase in the traffic of heavy machinery in your fields, the combine harvesters and the comings and goings of loaded trailers generate soil compaction which can be severe.

The catch crops will have very little impact on overly compacted soil and the solution is deep groundwork, with tilling being the optimal solution.

How can I be sure that my agricultural tyres are always at the right pressure?

Managing your tyre pressure is a daily constraint and regrettably a lot of us don’t take the time to make the necessary adjustments, preferring to use an intermediate pressure level which can adapt to all situations and all soil types. This is unfortunately the most expensive option.

Yes, you’ll save a few minutes per day, but as a result…

How much does it cost you not to adjust the pressure of your agricultural tyres?

A lot of people consider that adjusting the pressure of agricultural tyres is not important in the management of your farm, and that you have other, more urgent things to take care of everyday. And it’s true that this task takes time, requires materials and is very repetitive, in short it adds a task that you may be tempted to avoid by using a intermediate pressure that works on the road and...

What is the right load distribution for my tractor tyres?

Good distribution of weight on your tractor wheels is essential for your safety and the stability of your machinery, but also for good motricity, and to protect your equipment and your soil.

The weight carried by your tyres is directly linked to the quantity of air contained in each of them, the more air in the tyre, the easier it is for them to carry a heavy load. There are two means of...

Distribution of weight: ballast with liquid in the tyres or cast iron weights

To avoid extreme situations, it is essential to distribute the weight correctly on your tractor to lower its centre of gravity when using certain machinery such as a forklift attachment or any tool which causes imbalance with a heavy load.

More often, correct distribution of weight will avoid excessive spinning which reduces your productivity, slows down your work rate and damages your soil.

What are the consequences of excessive weight on my tractor tyres?

Agricultural tyres are generally pretty tough and resistant to heavy loads. During harvesting for example, the tyres of your trailers carry heavy loads and your tractor, to which you add increasingly heavy tools, must be capable of handling this increased weight.

However, you must be careful never to exceed the manufacture’s recommendations, the axle load limits and the maximum loaded speed...

Here’s how your agricultural tyres can save you money

Adapting your tyres to your farming activities will enable you to make savings; in one year you could save several thousand euro.

Ok, but saving on what exacly?

Savings in working time, fuel consumption, maintenance and repairs, in operating losses and in investment costs.

By controlling the technical elements of your tyres, you can make real savings.

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