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Best practices

Tire transport

Transporting heavy tires contains only few but serious risks that need special attention. First, a wheel should always be transported flat, on its side. If the upright position is required, it is important to carefully prevent the wheel from shifting with strong straps, for example. Second, never underestimate the possibility of a tire to explode during transportation. It is rare but causes severe damage when happens. It is important to lower the inflation before shipment.

Tire Use

Respect the load capacity relative to the tire’s load index - do not exceed it. If the tires are loaded beyond their maximum capacity, they can build up excessive heat, which may result in sudden and severe tire destruction. 

Maximum speed is what it says: maximum. Always adapt your speed and driving style to the load, weather conditions and road surface. Avoid overload – it can be harmful for the tires and shorten their planned service life. At greater speeds, tires have a greater chance to get damaged by road hazards.

Managing soil compaction

Soil compaction is the reduction of soil volume. It is caused by external factors and it leads to decreased soil productivity and environmental quality. During the past years, the threat of soil compaction has rapidly grown due to the dramatic increase in the size of farm vehicles. Consequently, farmers have become more aware of soil compaction and of the ways how to reduce the threat with the help of right tire selection, inflation pressure management and trafficking. 
First, the aspect ratio of the tire, that is, the height of its sidewall in relation to its width, is a relatively good indicator of performance. In general, lower profile tires (70-series, 65-series) provide a wider tread than an 85-series tire without increasing the rolling circumference. However, major improvements in carcass structure design and material development have resulted in performance gains and differences between same size tires. Flotation tires are good for carrying a load at lower inflations pressures.

Third, only wet soil gets compacted. Fields should not be trafficked if they are wet. A good rule of thumb is that if it is easy to make a ball of a handful of soil by kneading it, conditions are suboptimal for field traffic

Tires Love Running!

However, there is little point in sheltering your tires too much. They were specifically designed and built for rolling on the roads or on the fields – and they love it. A rarely used tire tends to age and cracks earlier.

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