Today’s farming is heavily dependent on equipment, so the equipment selection becomes a critical step. A wrong selection can negatively impact your business. This is why both the equipment and its matching tires will need to be selected carefully. With the correct selection you should have a very good foundation to get the best productivity out of your farming business with the highest yield from the investment. The wrong selection can negatively impact the yield and add a lot of costs due to problems.
The equipment you select tend to be a big investment and will last many years to come, while the tires don’t last as long as the equipment does, but they are not either as big of an investment. Once you have invested into the equipment the agriculture tire selection becomes important to achieve the intended performance of the equipment. Tire selection is very important for productivity and can cause a lot of problems if the selection is done poorly. Bad tires can negatively impact the yield, can cause delays due to bad grip or bad performance or then add costs due to tire related problems or breakdowns.
For farming the best tires are the flotation tires, which have low surface pressure and thus low soil compaction. Soil compaction negatively impacts the yield, which makes it better to use tires that have as low impact as possible. Flotation tires should be used also as your agriculture trailer tires and for any attachments that require tires. Reducing compaction is an easy fix for increasing the yield. Flotation tires also provide excellent grip on soft surfaces and makes sure that you don’t sink into the sand or mud.
All modern farming tractors tend to have to drive on normal roads during the course of its work, if it is between the fields or deliveries or doing contracting work, they will require tires that have good properties on and off the field. On the field they need to have sufficient grip and traction, while on the road they need to provide a smooth ride with low rolling resistance for low fuel consumption and low tire wear.
Durability and ability provide long service hours with minimum downtime, is essential for minimizing your costs of the tires. If you are not able to keep the equipment running without breakdowns, you will add a lot of costs in repairs. Both the equipment and the tires will need maintenance, but it should be limited to scheduled maintenance and not the more costly unscheduled repairs that will add a lot of costs to your business. The equipment should provide long service life with the proper maintenance. You should still do regular maintenance such as checking the oil and tire pressure. Change the tires when the tread depth is below the recommended minimum, so that you can maintain the key properties of the tires. Use the technical tire manual for general specifications regarding the tires.