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Traction Management: Optimizing Inflation and Ballast

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?

The Low-Down on Load Speed Index

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.

Tracks vs. Tires: How to Know Which Is Best for Your Farm Customer

The debate continues whether tracks or tires are better in the field. There are advocates on both sides. But the experts agree there's not a one-size-fits-all answer, and tire dealers need to know how to guide their farm customers to making the best solution.