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Is There More Than One Reason You Should Invest In A New Set Of Tractor Tyres?

Thu, 15 Sep 2022 | PRODUCTS


Tread that has been worn away over a long working life is the usual reason for replacing tractor tyres – but it isn’t the only one. Indeed, there can be a number of reasons to consider searching the internet for ‘tractor tyres for sale’ or ‘tractor tyres near me’, and checking through tractor tyres’ price lists to plan a purchase of a new set tractor tyres.

Your tractor is not performing as it should on its existing tractor tyres

If you have purchased a second-hand tractor, or have not been given the possibility to nominate your preferred choice of tractor tyres on a new machine you have ordered, you may find that the tyres fitted to your machine do not enable maximum performance to be extracted from your machine. For example, it may be equipped with cross-ply/bias tractor tyres. While these suit applications such as work with a loader or around concreate farm yards, they are less ideal for high traction work such as heavy cultivations and crop establishment, where their more rigid sidewalls will restrict the tyre footprint, or for tractors used frequently at high speed on the road, where they will result in a harsh ride. In such cases, consider changing cross-ply tractor tyres for radial ones, for significantly-improved performance.

The tread on your existing tractor tyres is not performing

Modern tractor tyre tread design does more than simply help the tractor to grip and pull. CEAT Torquemax radial tractor tyres, for example, feature a tread incorporating tilted lug tips that reduce vibration and noise at speed on the road, plus a higher tread angle and lug overlap at the centre, all of which make travel more comfortable for the operator. In the field, a lower shoulder angle enhances traction, while a rounded shoulder design minimise crop damage, and a wide tread and large inner volume reduce soil compaction. Over the long term, the tyres’ R1-W tread depth also ensures longevity.

The carcase of one or more of your tractor’s tyres is damaged

Unfortunately, while they are extremely robust, tractor tyres can be damaged in a number of different ways. Large, sharp-edged stones can cut tractor tyre treads, sidewalls, and the area between each tread – but so too can stray objects such as buried metal in fields and tracks, such as lost cultivator points. If your work takes you into urban and semi-urban areas, tractor tyre sidewalls are also at risk from damage incurred by, for example, narrow-set traffic calming kerbs. Where any of these objects damages a tractor tyre severely enough to cause a split and/or a bulge, the tyre must be replaced. Unless it is also relatively new, the tyre’s opposite number on the same axle should also be replaced at the same time.

You want to take advantage of new technology that can improve machine efficiency   

In recent decades, tractor tyre technology has advanced significantly. One of the biggest developments has been the introduction of increased flexion (IF) and very high flexion (VF) carcase designs, which respectively allow 20% or 40% pressure reductions from the standard for the same weight-bearing ability, or 20%/40% more weight to be carried at the same pressure as standard tractor tyres of the same size. Such technology is available on tyres for high-horsepower tractors such as the CEAT Torquemax, for example.

These are just a few of the reasons beyond lack of tread why you may wish to consider investing in a new set of tractor tyres. It could pay to bear them in mind the next time you settle down in the office to search for ‘tractor tyres for sale or ‘tractor tyres near me’, or start looking through tractor tyres’ price lists.