Better Traction Ag Tire Basics

Better Traction Ag Tire Basics

Concept

Basic premise of better traction and reducing fuel is linked to increasing volume of pulling lugs on the ground and increasing tire(s) footprint.

Footprint = Surface area of tire in contact with the ground.

Below is basic detail on how to increase tire footprint…..same basic methodology to increase yield and reduce fuel consumption:

Bias to Radial
IF VF Low Air Pressure
Flotation
Duals
Triples

Bias to Radial
Radial is superior to Bias as enables larger footprint, providing improved traction, fuel economy, and better yield by reducing soil compaction.

IF & VF Low Air Pressure Technology
Compared to Standard Radial, IF & VF lower air pressure increases footprint, providing improved traction, fuel economy, and better yield by reducing soil compaction.

IF & VF Definition
IF = Improved Flexion. Same weight carrying capacity using approximately 20% less air pressure than standard radial. VF = Very High Flexion. Same weight carrying capacity using approximately 40% less air pressure than standard radial.

How do IF VF tires carry same load with less air pressure?
IF VF high technology sidewalls carry more load than standard tires.

Flotation
Flotation tires have wider section widths than standard tires to improve traction, fuel economy, and improve yield by reducing soil compaction. In wet conditions, flotation tires may enable equipment to work without getting stuck.

FS AL 1000 50 R25 Agco TerraGator NP (2)

Duals
Duals are defined as 2 tires on each side of axle, or 4 tires per axles. Duals, compared to single tire of same size, improve traction and yield by reducing soil compaction.

Row Crop Duals Case IH Front Angle

Triples
Triples are defined as three tires on each side of axle, or 6 tires per axle. Triples, compared to duals of same size, improve traction and yield by reducing soil compaction.

All information is provided in this blog solely to provoke thought. All deductions made from information on this site must be confirmed by Certified Ag Tire Dealer before use. Ag Tire Talk does not recommend anyone conduct tire service work with exception of Certified Ag Tire Dealer Professionals.

 

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