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

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...

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...

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...

Why your tyres’ speed index is primordial

Your tractor tyres were designed and tested to correspond optimally to a very precise use, unlike other vehicle tyres (car, motorbike….). You are going to put them severely to the test during your daily work and you would like them to be indestructible, solid, supple, long-lasting and multi-resistant. High quality tyres have been tested for use on all types of terrain during unladen trips and...

How your tractor tyres affect your fuel expenses

If you have always had a doubt about the link between your tractor tyres and your fuel consumption and you have convinced yourself that just by driving a little slower on the road you can reduce the cost….. Then think again! There is a direct link between your tractor tyres and your fuel consumption and those who have understood this manage to reduce their fuel consumption by 30%. Given that...

How to adjust wheel alignment and avoid wearing out my tractor tyres

Irregular wear to your tractor tyres is an early warning sign. Whether the tyre is worn on the inside or outside, there is probably a problem with the alignment, which is one of the main adjustment problems in agricultural tyres, which include incorrect parallelism. Over a certain period, this defect can cause up to 30% more wear to the tyres than if the problem is corrected. This represents...

5 essential techniques to optimise your agricultural tyres

Often underestimated, agricultural tyres play several essential roles to which we do not pay much attention in general; yet by optimising certain settings you can considerably improve your tractor’s performance and boost its productivity.

The tyre is the main actor in transmitting power to the ground, making it your principal ally in the pulling power of your vehicle. Mechanical settings,...

Farm management: -30% less consumption for your tractors

Fuel represents 30% of energy consumption in farming and is one of your farm’s highest annual expenses. The good news is that you can reduce the bill by making a few simple adjustments and by adopting the right overall management strategy.

It’s more a question of choice than a question of means. By following simple advice on a regular basis, you can improve your profitability and your...

Beware of the lead on four wheel drive tractors

If you’ve noticed that your front tyres wear more rapidly than your back tyres, t’s certainly because the lead ratio is wrong.

But do you know what lead is? It’s the synchronisation between the front and rear axle, and with the right adjustment it should allow your front axle to pull slightly more than the rear axle. In this case, your tractor’s pulling power will be perfect.

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