MTD has partnered with AG Tire Talk to provide answers to insightful questions that farm tire dealers have about farm tire technology. In this installment, ag tiremakers discuss product naming conventions and some of the technology found in their tires.
What is the difference between traction and flotation, how do you optimize each and how do you use flat plate as a measurement tool? The latest edition of AG Tire Talk addresses all of these questions.
QUESTION: In four-wheel-drive (4WD) tractor applications, if an implement requires 550 horsepower (hp) and standard dual tires are not providing adequate traction — and you can’t go wider with triples — what is your recommendation?
Uncertainty about ag tire load speed index continues to abound. A tire with too low of a load/speed index leads to overloading the tire, premature wear, accidents and spills. The best advice: "be real" about the machine's use to determine an accurate load index.