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...

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...

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...