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The merits of very high flexion (VF) sprayer tyres

Sat, 21 May 2022 | PRODUCTS


While sprayers tend to spend most of their field travel time trafficking a minimal amount of land when working on crops grown within tramline or bed principles, keeping the compaction and consequent depth of those tramlines to a minimum is still essential, regardless of whether or not the tramlines are ripped up or reinstated each year. When you’re next searching for new sprayer tyres by surfing the internet for ‘sprayer tyres for sale’ or ‘sprayer tyres near me’, or scanning sprayer tyres’ price lists, consider the merits of VF sprayer tyres as a way of minimising compaction and maximising capacity.

As an example, CEAT Specialty Spraymax VF sprayer tyres are specially designed for use with self-propelled sprayers, which today can vary widely in weight depending on the capacity of the tank – which may range from 2,000 to 10,000 litres – and the width of the boom, which can cover a span from 12m all the way up to 54m.

This incredibly wide range of potential specifications means modern sprayer tyres have to be engineered with a flexible specification in order to meet the requirements of numerous different types of machine and user.  Features and benefits of CEAT Specialty Spraymax VF sprayer tyres include a stepped lug design that maximises the sprayer tyre’s grip and traction in loose or damp soils and on steep land. At the same time, the rounded shoulders of the Spraymax ensure soil and crop damage are kept to a minimum. On the road between fields and farms, meanwhile, the advanced lug geometry and the tread’s centre tie bar makes for smooth road travel at speed, which is just as important as field travel if daily productivity is to be maximised. Spraymax sprayer tyre tread is also characterised by a high non-skid depth, which enhances durability to help maximise sprayer tyre life,

The VF difference

Available in sizes from 480/80 R42 to 380/90 R54, to fit a wide range of self-propelled sprayer tyre needs from the smallest to the largest boom widths and tank capacities, CEAT Specialty Spraymax sprayer tyres are all designed and equipped as standard with every high flexion (VF) technology. This carcase sidewall design makes it possible to carry 40% more load than a standard radial, or carry the same load as a standard radial at 40% lesser pressure.

VF technology offer the users two possible operating options for the sprayer to which the tyres are fitted. Firstly, it is possible to match such tyres to particularly high capacity sprayers, where their greater load-bearing capacity at standard pressures will help to maximise daily outputs. Alternatively, lowering pressures by up to 40% from the standard recommended figures will create a longer and slightly wider sprayer tyre footprint, enhancing flotation and traction, and reducing compaction by spreading the sprayer load over a greater area.

The merits of VF sprayer tyre design are therefore significant if you are seeking to minimise the impact on your soils of your sprayer, keeping your tramlines and trafficked paths shallow, or if you wish to carry maximum loads on high-output machines to minimise refill downtime. So when you’re next seeking out new sprayer tyres on the webvia searches for ‘sprayer tyres for sale’ or ‘sprayer tyres near me’, or perusing sprayer tyres’ price lists, consider the merits of VF sprayer tyres to protect your soils and your crops.