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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

When does a split make it necessary to replace your tractor tyres?

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 properly however you use them.

Regular inspection of your farm tyres will help you to maintain them, and...

10 tips to reduce abnormal wear to your farming tyres

The budget for replacing your tractor tyres can be greatly reduced, not by buying lower quality, discount agricultural tyres, but by inspecting your tyres regularly and understanding why they wear out so quickly.

Your tyres can wear down prematurely through a multitude of causes: incorrect wheel alignment, over or underinflation, overloading, incompatibility with machinery, etc.

Agricultural tyres: +37% wear due to misalignment

There are many possible causes of wear to your agricultural tyres, some of the most frequent being geometric errors: it is these errors that lead to most rapid wear of the rubber in your tyres. To ensure your settings are spot-on, you must know how to establish whether it’s a problem of misalignment or camber and what the difference is between the two.

Regular check-ups will allow you to ...

How to limit agricultural tyre wear faced with heavy loads

After the main harvest, there is still a lot of work to do for many. Silage work, beetroot or potato harvests follow and represent periods of intense activity for you and your equipment. During these harvests, your trailers have to transport heavy loads and the harvesting machinery used is very heavy, which means that your tyres are under enormous pressure, thus accelerating wear and tear.

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