Traction & Flotation OPTIMIZATION

  Precision Inflation, LLC Ken Brodbeck, VP of Technology Can you have great traction and flotation? YES! Let us start with a couple definitions: Traction: The ability to generate forces in the field and transport. – to move the machine forward (Pulling) and backward (Braking) – to move the...

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...

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...