- Wednesday May 26, 2021
Inflating Farm Implement Tires
In a sense, inflation pressure for Ag tires is very simple — inflate to the most demanding application. Different tactics, however, may be necessary depending on the type of equipment and tires.
Implement tires were mostly bias not so many years ago. As the implement designs continued to grow larger and larger, the gross weights also grew. These bias tires had difficulty in carrying these heavier loads, so the ply ratings were increased to try and accommodate the increased weights.
Sometimes this fixed the problem, but the “fix” was temporary. When the increased ply ratings and load carrying capacities could not keep up with increasing weights, as well as higher speeds going down the road, the addition of more tires came into play where possible.
Radial truck tires, as well as used aircraft tires, were utilized in some applications because of their higher speed ratings and load carrying capacities. These tires greatly reduced the failure rates and appeared to be a good solution.
A better solution has been the development of “IF” and “VF” technology — very attractive for this fitment due to the advantages of load carrying capacities as well as the compaction problems the previously utilized tires were creating. Implement tires with these new technologies are a very good solution for both weight carrying and compaction problems, while reducing tire failures and down time.
CEAT is pleased to offer VF technology to small and midsize farmers at an honest price with the introduction of the Spraymax VF, specially designed for self-propelled sprayers. Why should the “big boys” be the only ones to reap the benefits of VF technology, including reduced soil compaction and higher yields per acre?
Key elements of the Spraymax VF design include:
- Stepped lug design provides better grip and traction.
- The center tie bar delivers superior roadability.
- Its rounded shoulders mean less soil and crop damage.
- The higher NSD ensures longer life.
The recommended air pressures for the “IF and “VF” tires is determined by the maximum load each tire will need to carry. The speed becomes much less important as long as you keep your transport speeds at or below 40 mph. The bottom line with implement tires is to inflate to carry the load for the most demanding application and to keep your transport speeds at or below the recommended maximum for the tires you are running.
- Sunday May 14, 2023
Spraymax Tires: The Perfect Choice for Agricultural Applications
If you operate a self-propelled sprayer on your farm, the CEAT Spraymax VF radial will deliver everything you need in an Ag tire – long tread wear, traction in the field, smooth ride on the road, and less soil compaction. Produced in one of the world’s most advanced Ag radial tire plants, the Spraymax VF […]
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- Wednesday May 03, 2023
Unleashing the Power of CEAT Flotation TX 440 Tires
Ag flotation tires have gained immense popularity in recent years with farmers due to their significant advantages in working soggy fields while minimizing soil compaction. Flotation tires have several benefits, including reduced soil erosion, increased traction and improved fuel efficiency. These tires are highly effective in minimizing soil damage caused by heavy farm machinery, which […]
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- Tuesday April 25, 2023
Unlocking Technological Advancements in Ag Tires for Modern Farmers
As the agricultural industry continues to evolve, so too do its tire needs. The modern farmer is looking for Ag tire technology that delivers on a number of important fronts – minimizing soil compaction, maximizing performance in the field and on the road, reducing tread wear, combatting stubble damage and more. To meet this need, […]
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