Ag Tire Size Options:  RCI Chart

Ag Tire Size Options: RCI Chart

Wondering which Ag tire size options will work on your equipment? Use the Rolling Circumference Index (RCI) Chart!

 

How It Works

Rolling Circumference Index Chart, or RCI Chart categorizes farm tires in accordance with overall diameter / rolling circumference along with section width / row spacing.

See complete definitions of rolling circumference and section width at http://agtiretalk.com/ag-tire-glossary/

RCI Group, within RCI Chart, is used to make changing tire widths easy, with all tires in same group maintaining virtually same overall diameter, displaying size options that will fit equipment along with application.

Below is Example of Group 46 Alternate Sizes:

Group 46 A Full Detail

As shown above, in Group 46 (73″ overall diameter):

  • 20″ Rows use sizes 320/90R50 & 380/90R46
  • 30″ Rows use sizes 420/80R46 & 480/80R42
  • 38″ Rows use sizes 520/85R38
  • Broad Acre or Flotation uses sizes 650/65R38 & 800/65R32.

RCI Charts

Below are two great RCI Charts I like to use from Goodyear Titan & Firestone Ag:

Goodyear Titan Ag Tire RCI Chart

Firestone Ag Tire RCI Chart

*Please note manufacturer RCI Charts only contain tires sizes produced by that specific manufacturer.  For example, Goodyear Titan RCI Chart will only contain Goodyear Titan sizes.

How to Summary

To determine alternate sizes for tractor, here’s what to do using Goodyear Titan’s user friendly RCI Chart shown below:

  1. Determine Original Equipment Size(s) (E.g. 380/90R46)
  2. Find Group Number for Front and Rear Axle on RCI chart (E.g. Group 46)
  3. Determine Application (E.g. Flotation)
  4. Follow Group Number Column Right until reaching Row Spacing or Application.RCI Chart Group 46 Snip with Circled Detail

Why not give the RCI Index Chart a try?

It is important to note that some equipment cannot use all alternate sizes listed for a variety of reasons including space limitations, drivetrain limitations, and other factors.

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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