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...

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...

CFO Tire Explanation & Yield Benefit: Manufacturer’s ANSWER

  Titan International, Inc. (Manufacturer of Titan and Goodyear Farm Tires) Scott Sloan:  Ag Product Manager / Global LSW Cyclic Field Operation or CFO designation applies to IF tires.  Per the Tire and Rim Association, the cyclic service is intended for use on a vehicle with a minimal requirement for...

Improve Yield, Traction, and Rider Comfort: Tire Manufacturer’s ANSWER

  Continuing AG Tire Talk’s new platform, enabling AG Tire Manufacturers to weigh in on and help growers solve tire related issues, ONE Question was posed: In MFWD Tractor Row Crop application, what tire features should grower look for to improve traction, reduce operator fatigue, and improve...

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