Performing an audit of your fleet assets is a good opportunity to review the compatibility of your agricultural machines with all your available implements. We often associate a tractor and the implement purchased at the same time with a specific work objective. But it may be astute to reconsider

Why don’t my agricultural tyres last long enough?

Changing a set of tyres represents a significant investment, so you are entitled to wonder why your tyres do not last as many hours as you expected. It is quite easy to make a critical judgement on the brand of tyre, considering that it’s a question of product quality. However, the number of hours that tyres can last depends on production quality of course, but more often it is a question of the...

What impact does stubble have on my tractor tyre wear?

There are numerous elements that are likely to cause wear to your tractor tyres or puncture them. Stubble from certain crops may easily wear, damage or puncture your tyres during harvesting or stubble ploughing. This is not a systematic problem but rather a frequent problem for which there are simple solutions that you can adopt to avoid breakdowns. Corn stubble, for example, can cause major...

What are the 4 top stress factors for your agricultural tyres?

Having powerful and sophisticated tractors, or high-capacity implements is not enough to really develop your productivity if you do not take into account the tyres which have an intermediary role between the machine and the ground, and allow you to make the most of your engine power. The tyre plays an essential role in the tractor’s overall efficiency and you must consider its capacities based...

Does unsuitable inflation pressure accelerate wear to my agricultural tyres?

Wear is certainly one of the main problems faced by your agricultural tyres, because obviously if this wear is rapid, you will be forced to buy new tyres, leading to increasingly high costs. Daily pressure adjustments, pressure checks based on load or adapting pressure to take account of the surface on which you travel may appear to be very secondary tasks, which are often considered optional...

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 help...

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 cases...

Repairing tractor tyres: the techniques for each situation

Repairing the tyre is obviously an economic and logical solution for punctures and may also be a solution for more serious damages. There are different types of hot or cold repairs which correspond to very precise damages. However, you must bear in mind that in certain cases repairing the tyre is not the solution, because the repair will not last long and your tractor will be immobilised again...

Can a hernia on my tractor tyre be repaired?

Tractor tyres are pushed to the limit and we demand a great deal from them for activities which are not always straight forward. Use in the farmyard or in woodland that has to be cleared is always possible, but as each tyre is designed for a specific use, it is not always adapted to other types of use. Work that is too hard can lead to invisible injuries which may turn out to be destructive for...

Testimonial: are there agricultural tyres more resistant to wear?

The optimisation of your equipment is one of the main sources of savings for your farm. This is particularly true for parts of your equipment which are subject to wear linked to use, your tractor tyres being the best example.

Ideally, we would all like slow and regular wear to extend the lifespan of our tyres as much as possible. 450 additional hours for a tyre represents more than just a small...

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