How to check the condition of the tyres before harvesting

How to check the condition of your harvester tyres before the harvest

A few months have gone by since the beginning of your agricultural campaign and the condition of your harvester tyres may have deteriorated.
For your safety, a tyre check-up is essential before the next harvest. This can be done in less than 10 minutes!


A first careful inspection of your tyres can be carried out when the tractor is stationary

  • On the tyre sidewalls, the tread, the bead and the rim, carry out a visual inspection to check whether there has been any impact or anomaly and check for the presence of any foreign bodies.
  • Ensure that there are no signs of corrosion on the bolts or any loose bolts.
  • Check that your tyres’ valve caps are present. This will limit the risk of loss of airtightness.
  • The condition of the tyre lugs must also be checked carefully. Irregular wear may have several causes: a slow puncture (loss of pressure) or misalignment.
  • Check your tyre pressure compared to manufacturer recommendations. Ill-adapted pressure accentuates wear and increases your fuel consumption.


A second inspection can be carried out when the tractor is moving

  • Incorrect mounting, a mechanical fault or inflation problem involving your tyre may lead to abnormal vibrations felt during driving.

  • A steering problem noted during driving may stem from incorrect tyre pressure adjustment. For example, underinflation can lead to the tyre coming off the rim.

  • Abnormal swing or bounce is often linked to over-inflation or a bad mass ratio.

If you identify one of these anomalies during your check-up, contact your tyre supplier to find out what action to take.


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This information is intended only to make you aware of the technical and functional aspects of agricultural tires and their use. It does not allow you to make a judgment or a definitive conclusion on a given problem. Only your agricultural tire expert is able to make a technical assessment and take a final decision, case by case.

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