During the harvest, the soil is often placed under considerable strain by the toing and froing of very heavy harvesters, leading to compaction that is detrimental to soil fertility and, as such, to your future yields. Luckily agricultural tyre technology has made significant progress in finding

Should you change the rim for wide agricultural tyres?

As the rim is the tyre’s vital ally, there is little point having a good tyre with a bad rim. Average rims are intended for average use, which is the heart of the problem. Looking for an average solution to be able to do everything; average pressure, average tyre, average rim, is quite the opposite of precision farming. If you have decided to opt for more high-tech wide tyres, you certainly have...

What are agricultural tyres’ high-strain zones?

Your first thought is certainly that the tread is the main high-strain zone on your agricultural tyres because it is in direct contact with the ground, but this is not necessarily the case. In reality, the tread is certainly placed under a great deal of strain: traction, torque, wear, rubbing, heating, and must also be cut-resistant depending on the type of soil… but it’s also the most resistant...

How can you manage the rolling resistance in agricultural tyres better?

Efficient management of your tyres allows you to protect your profitability and take better care of your soil. Agricultural tyre rolling resistance is often underestimated, although it plays an important role in your tractor’s overall performance. This resistance is influenced by many factors such as tyre pressure, tyre size, the type of soil and its moisture content. It has a direct impact on...

Does improper lead invalidate your agricultural tyre warranty?

Given that improper lead can cause extremely rapid wear to your tractor tyres, you may rightly wonder whether this type of problem will be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. The concept of mechanical lead is generally misunderstood and is linked to the varying rotation speeds of different sized tyres at the front and the rear on four-wheel drive tractors. You cannot consider that a correct...

Can my agricultural tyres help reduce my fuel consumption?

Tight control of fuel consumption is at the heart of agricultural concerns, since fuel can represent up to 30% of your annual operating budget. Many factors influence this consumption; speed naturally, but also the type of land, the weather conditions, the choice of crop growing methods and habits in terms of machine use. But among these elements, the role of the tyre is often underestimated. In...

Do my tractor tyres have a wide enough footprint?

When you compare different agricultural tyre models with the same dimensions, you don’t get the same soil footprint or the same work results. The impact of the tyres on soil compaction is different, slip may be correct or excessive, traction may be low or powerful… While it is difficult to gauge the quality of an agricultural tyre simply by looking at it, a lot can be learned by rapidly...

What is the impact of the section width of your agricultural tyres

The contact area with the ground beneath the four tyres of a tractor is relatively low, in proportion to the size, the load and the power of the machine. Yet it is this small area that will allow power to be transmitted to the ground and generate the work effort, the traction of heavy implements, acceleration and torque. There are only a few lugs in contact with the ground at the same time and...

Impact of the dynamic rolling circumference of agricultural tyres

Changing your tyres to adapt your tractor to its real use on your farm is extremely positive; it will optimise your vehicle and improve your efficiency. Whether it’s an increase in the volume of your tyres to carry more load or having the same width of tyre at the front as at the rear for better tilling, or to avoid compacting your soil, you should pay attention to the impact of the dynamic...

What are the signs of an incorrect lead ratio?

You are aware that lead plays an important role in the efficiency of your tyres and that failing to take this aspect into account has consequences in terms of the behaviour of your tractor at work. However, it is not easy to spot incorrect lead, as this is certainly one of the most difficult mechanical settings to grasp. For 4WD tractors with different size wheels, the lead ratio is linked...

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