R-1 or R-1W: TIRE MANUFACTURER’S ANSWER

    Titan International, Inc. (Manufacturer of Titan and Goodyear Farm Tires) Scott Sloan: Ag Product Manager / Global LSW In the ag industry traction tires are classified by the depth of tread using the nomenclature R-1, R-1W. This industry standard allows tire manufactures to work within the...

Can BIAS Tires Beat Radials?

    Can old school 1930’s Bias Ply Technology provide better traction than latest High Tech Radial? The short answer is YES! I don’t believe it, you say.  Surely these high tech radials must always out-pull Dad’s Old Bias tires, right? The answer depends on your tire pressure! When your New...

Reduce Stubble Damage: TIRE MANUFACTURER’S ANSWER

Continental Agriculture North America Ralf Krieger:  Head of Development and Industrialization of Agricultural Tires There are several trends in modern agriculture that increase the risk of stubble damage. Due to the quick development pace of operating procedures, tools and tires are attempting to keep up:...

Proper Tractor Ballast: MANUFACTURER’S ANSWER

  BKT USA, Inc. Dave Paulk:  Manager Field Technical Services There are several important reasons for using ballast on tractors. Tractors and combines often have to add weight to accommodate horsepower imbalances. Adding weight where required will improve traction and reduce slippage. Managing the...

AG Tracks vs Tires: Manufacturer’s ANSWER

  Firestone Ag Bradley J. Harris:  Manager, Global Agricultural Field Engineering Just like asking if apple or orange juice is better, asking if tracks or tires are better systems comes down to customer preference. Both systems have pros and cons, so it is important to understand the facts and benefits...

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