Grain Cart & Wagon TIRE TRENDS

First, let’s make sure we have the equipment straight! GRAIN WAGON or Gravity Wagon is used to transport grain from FIELD EDGE to grain elevator or bin on farmer’s property. Grain Wagons are used primarily OFF FIELD. GRAIN CART is used to transport grain from ALL OVER FIELD to Tractor Trailer. ...

IF VF Ag Tire Explanation

What is an IF & VF Ag Tire and how can it effect yield?   Definitions IF is abbreviation for Improved Flexion. Tire can carry 20% more load than standard tire at same air pressure. VF is the abbreviation for Very High Flexion. Tire can carry 40% more load than standard tire at same air pressure....

Flat Plate & Flotation

What is a flat plate measurement and how does it affect flotation, traction, and yield?   Flat Plate describes the contact patch or footprint in square inches of AG Tire, as shown below: As discussed in “Better Yield” post, larger flat plate is important as increased flotation and larger...

Implement Tire Trends

What is going on with Implement Ag Tires?  Topic of discussion is changing I-1 Free rolling multi-rib tire that is used on variety of towed implements.   Old vs. New For decades the Bias Ply constructed 9.5L-15, 11L-15 and 12.5L-15 I-1 tires were staples of the market. If you wanted something more than...

Why All the Ag Tire Aspect Ratios?

VF480/95R50, VF480/80R50, and VF480/70R54….why are manufacturers offering so many aspect ratio options? Aspect Ratio Before we dig in, remember, Middle number of size = Aspect Ratio (% of sidewall height to section width) as shown below. See our Sidewall Identification Page for more info on aspect...

Better Yield Ag Tire Basics

Concept Basic premise of improving yields with Ag tires is linked to more fully disbursing weight of equipment, reducing tire ground pressure, thus decreasing soil compaction. Methodology to more fully disburse equipment weight is increasing tire(s) footprint. Footprint = Surface area of tire in contact...

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