Category: Tires

Tires Versus Tracks: The Compaction Angle

A wet harvest has led some Western Canadian farmers to make the switch from tires to tracks on combines, tractors and grain carts. “The tracks are going to give you the decrease in slippage and a bit of extra floatation, and that’s what people are looking for right now,” notes Marla Riekman, soil management specialist with… Read more »

Iowa-Based Company Brings Central Tire Inflation to North America

If you’ve been drooling over the tire inflation technology available overseas, you’re in luck. Precision Inflation, LLC, is bringing that technology — the ability to change tire pressures from the seat — to North America. “So this technology has been in use in Europe for about 25 years, and 5 years ago, I started bringing… Read more »

Tire Differences Can Have a Deep Impact

How often do you check to make sure tire air pressure is appropriate for the tire type and conditions? Higher inflation can increase compaction and reduce soil productivity, as was demonstrated at the Ag in Motion show at Langham, Sask. this week. As Michelin’s Mike Pantaleo explains in this video, they dug two soil pits, filled them with… Read more »

TechTour: Fendt Offers Tire-in-Tire Solution to Rev Up VarioGrip

It seems Fendt’s VarioGrip system, though impressive, left room for improvement. The system, which allowed operators to adjust front and rear tire pressures from the comfort of the cab, took about seven minutes to increase tire pressure by one bar. A little too long for some farmers. But instead of moping about it, Fendt employees… Read more »

Get Push Button Pressure with Central Tire Inflation

How long does it take your tractor tires to go from high-pressure levels suitable for road cruising speed to low pressure for fieldwork? It only takes the push of a button and a few minutes if you employ a Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS) in your tractor explains James Crouch, Michelin’s farm segment marketing manager…. Read more »

What’s Old is New Again: Steel Wheels

A Winnipeg-based company thinks farmers might find value in going back to steel wheels. The yellow 12″x16.5″ steel skid-steer wheels made by Evolution Wheel were on display in the Inventor’s Showcase at Ag Days in Brandon, Man. last week. “Evolution Wheel was designed for the user who needs to accomplish traction and address tire puncture issues,” explains… Read more »

Your Future Tractor Will Be…

Tractors keep getting bigger and bigger, but with the advent of automation, do we really need 500 HP tractors? Ohio State University (OSU) professor Scott Shearer doesn’t think so. He believes future tractors will get a lot smaller and become autonomous units that make farm soils more productive. “The current trend to increasingly larger equipment… Read more »

Picture Perfect PSI

Looking for the right tire pressure to match load and speed for your tractor? With the new Michelin Pressure Calculator mobile app you can follow an easy three-step process to ensure you have the best tire pressure for road travel and soil protection. A key feature of the app is an industry-first, built-in camera to… Read more »