Farming tyres are becoming increasingly technological, specialising to meet the specific needs of each of your activities. Whether you are driving a lot on the roads between your fields, transporting your harvest, working in the farmyard or mainly in the fields, your tyres need to perform
Do you need more weight? Inflating your tractor tyres with water can improve their grip more cheaply than adding metal weights.
However, this solution comes with several drawbacks that are not often talked about, and beyond the indisputable initial savings from this solution, in the long term, it’s not as obvious. Water ballast can work out more expensive and more demanding, on a daily...
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...
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.
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...
Reducing the load on each axle is one means of limiting soil compaction, the other is to spread the load over a larger surface. By using light machinery, you protect your soil.
Moreover, lighter machines have a lower rolling resistance, allowing you to reduce your fuel consumption during transport activities. Lighter machines improve your productivity. So why the need for ballasting?