4WD Tractor TRACTION: Pulling 550 hp Implement

Below is question posed to tire manufacturers from Illinois: In 4WD Tractor application, if implement requires 550 hp and standard duals are not providing adequate traction (can’t go wider with triples), what is your recommendation and how does it compare to tracks on transport & field speed? Precision...

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...

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...