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Tires are a key contributor to soil compaction and rut formation.
Soil compaction is one of the principal soil damage processes: it is caused by increasingly heavy agricultural machines passing over it, often in difficult climatic conditions.
Compaction is linked to the very nature of the soil, its water content, types of crop and the load applied to the surface. Repeated passes by agricultural equipment creates soil compaction and shear.
The economic impact of soil compaction is significant: decrease in agronomical yield, risk of development of disease and a need to do regeneration work such as plowing and/or de-compaction which consume considerable fuel and time.