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.
Tire makers have plenty of advice when it comes to managing stubble damage. The checklist includes a tire with a stubble-strong compound and 45-degree lug design. But one universal solution doesn't come from any tire company.