When you buy a new tractor, you make a choice that corresponds to your precise need. You consider power of course, but also whether your tractor is suited to your implements or the work you plan to carry out; you take into account tractor handling, comfort and all the options that could improve

What has the most impact on the hourly cost of an agricultural tyre?

Your agricultural tyre budget is not accurate if you only consider the purchase price. A more expensive tyre, which can last twice as long, will actually end up less costly in the long run. It therefore makes more sense to calculate the hourly cost and take into consideration the factors that may have a negative impact on this cost. When adopting this global approach, you must take into account...

Which agricultural tyre is most suitable for road transport?

An agricultural lug tyre is designed to provide maximum efficiency in the fields, but in practice tends to be used more and more on the road for long trips between the fields and the farm or the cooperative. On average we frequently see 65% use in the fields for 35% use on the road. Whilst their efficiency in the fields is obvious, are you certain to have the best suited agricultural tyres for...

Which agricultural tyre model has the most competitive hourly cost?

Certain upmarket tyre models really help you reduce your hourly cost. They offer a much better return on investment than low-end tyres. Superior quality tyres contribute towards improving your productivity by reducing slip, decreasing fuel consumption and limiting premature tyre wear. A discount tyre will have a shorter lifespan for the same use, which means that the cost of replacement will...

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...

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