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The Top 5 Features of a Good Tractor Tire

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 | PRODUCTS


Are you in the market for farm tractor tires? Here are the top 5 features to look for:

  • Total cost of ownership – At the end of the day, this is what matters the most– which tractor tire gives you the longest life and best service at the optimum acquisition price? Until you have experience with a new tire brand, follow your tire dealer’s advice based on his experience. The objective is to compare the acquisition price with the tread wear and overall performance achieved to determine the total cost of ownership (TCO). CEAT farm tractor tires, such as the Torquemax VF, are gaining rapid acceptance from North American farmers because they deliver a superior TCO.
  • Radial tires have many advantages — Bias tires might be the right option but they do not provide the benefits of radial technology. If you want the best traction, larger footprints, reduced compaction, a better ride, or any of the above, you need to go with radials. Bias farm tractor tires do not deliver these improved features due to the carcass design, but they may be the right choice depending on the equipment and usage.
  • R-1W tread depth — R1 tractor tires are great for everyday farm chores, performing decently in muddy fields and dirt –but they are not as capable in the snow or deep mud and clay. The R-1W farm tire, like the FARMAX R70, has more aggressive tread; the W (wet) in the name signifies its ability to perform tasks in deep mud or clay and snow. This ability comes from a 25 percent deeper cleat compared to the R1 tire.
  • Warranty – Does the tire come with a warranty? Farm tractor tires are a significant investment for any farm or ranch, so a good warranty provides peace of mind. CEAT Ag radials are backed with a 7-year manufacturer’s warranty and a 3-year field hazard warranty which many Ag tire brands do not provide. The CEAT warranty is very rarely needed but, again, good peace of mind.
  • IF/VF — One of the most important developments in farm tires in recent years is IF (increased flexion) and VF (very high flexion) tires. IF tires are designed to carry 20% more load than a standard radial and, alternately, carry the same load as a standard radial at 20% less pressure. VF tires are even more advanced with the ability to carry 40% more load or the same load with 40% less pressure. Structural and compound innovations in IF/VF tires allow the sidewalls to flex more during operation. By utilizing the lower inflation pressures made possible by IF/VF tires, a farmer can increase the tires’ ground contact area, helping with traction and fuel economy, and also reduce the harmful downward forces that cause soil compaction.

CEAT farm tractor tires deliver the latest technologies, such as IF/VF, to farms and ranches of all sizes. Talk to your local tire dealer about CEAT and find out why so many farmers are going with the CEAT brand.

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