Not all your engine power is directed into carrying out your work. Part of this power is used to operate your tractor and another part is lost due to incorrect settings or failure to optimise your equipment. The power dedicated to traction varies from 30 to 62% depending on your choices, your

How to maximise traction with my tractor tyres

Not all your engine power is directed into carrying out your work. Part of this power is used to operate your tractor and another part is lost due to incorrect settings or failure to optimise your equipment. The power dedicated to traction varies from 30 to 62% depending on your choices, your settings, your equipment or your implements. You can easily boost the productivity of your tractor...

The best agricultural tyres for agricultural contracting companies

The management of agricultural tyre costs cannot be the same for agricultural contracting firms as for farmers, because the number of tyres is much higher, the number of hours’ work for each tractor is much higher and the number of kilometres to drive by road to reach the clients’ farms is incomparable. An investment in top-of-the-range tyres makes much more sense, even though it is always...

Which agricultural tyres are most suitable for working on sloping land

Not all land is as easy to farm as large agricultural plains. A lot of sloping land could easily be used for production purposes if you know how to adapt your agricultural machinery for work on a steep incline. To avoid the increased risk of your tractor overturning or excess wear to mechanical parts, it is absolutely necessary to prepare properly and adapt your equipment.

What type of agricultural tyre maintenance increases their lifespan

You have got used to changing your tractor oil, checking oil levels, regularly lubricating the pins and axles, the hydraulic tool accessories…. However, maintenance should not be limited to the mechanical aspects of your agricultural machinery and taking good care of your tyres requires little time and can increase their lifespan by thousands of hours, boost your vehicle’s traction capacity...

5 problems on the bead of an agricultural tyre which mean it has to be replaced

When it comes to replacing tyres, we tend to think first about wear to the tread or the lugs, but less often about whether the tyre has incurred any damages on other parts which are just as important. The tyre bead is one of these parts because it plays a major role, ensuring that the tyre is airtight on the rim. Although this zone is particularly well reinforced, with its steel ply which...

Which agricultural tyre configuration is suited to each use

There is a simple reason why manufacturers produce different tyre models. It’s not for the pleasure of creating a tyre size catalogue, but actually because there are very different kinds of strain imposed on your tyres depending on what you use them for. You know that to do a good job you need to be well equipped, and for your tyres this principle is very pertinent because, if you go beyond...

When can you carry out cold repairs on tractor tyres?

Sometimes your tractor tyres can be repaired, but not systematically and for certain damages replacement is inevitable. Cold repairs are the cheapest solution and the quickest, yet you cannot systematically choose this option with the idea of saving money, because in certain cases repairs necessitate a patch and hot vulcanisation requiring more equipment and a higher cost whilst in other...

What materials guarantee the quality of your tractor tyres

Agricultural tyres generally appear quite similar irrespective of the brand, which makes it relatively difficult to spot the difference visually between top quality tyres and discount tyres. The price therefore wrongly becomes a differentiating element, as you may get the impression that you are paying for the brand rather than for the tyre, like for certain consumer goods. Yet there is a...

Harvesting campaign: how to obtain a better bonus load?

All through the year we spend our time preserving the soil through a light soil preparation, optimising passages for seeding and the protection of crops by using low pressure tyres for the tractor, then the harvesting season comes along and we arrive with a combine harvester weighing 37,600 kilos with tyres inflated to 4 bar, with the intention of breaking the speed record to cover the entire...

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