Mud On The Tires
Here are four models of tires designed specifically for ag equipment.
The rugged new Alliance 800/70R 38 Wide Deep Tread Radial (370) R1-W rear tractor tire is designed specifically for high-powered tractors and combines. Its wide-base radial construction provides 10% more load capacity, and the larger footprint reduces soil compaction and improves flotation.
|Firestone Agricultural Tire Division
The Firestone Radial All Traction 23° R-1 features a lower-angle 23 degree tread bar with greater traction than 45° tread designs. An increased number of reinforced lugs for less vibration gives a smooth ride; an open-center tread cleans well; dual rubber compounds offer increased resistance to weathering; and super-tough tread rubber provides long wear.
|Michelin North America
When flotation and reduced soil compaction are critical, the MegaXbib radial tire is an excellent choice, says Michelin. The MegaXbib combines a huge footprint and extra-large air chamber with a special casing design that allows this radial to carry extremely heavy loads at relatively low air pressures.
Titan’s GOODYEAR DT830 R-1W Goodyear is built to accommodate the demands of high-powered tractors, designed for maximum performance in heavy, wet soils. Specialized tread compounds and a reinforced bead area allow it to be run at lower pressures, which has been proven to reduce power hop and decrease soil compaction.