The right pressure

The quality of your harvest and preservation of your land.

Over Inflated tires cause excessive soil compaction with the formation of ruts (in damp conditions).

The consequences:

  • The root development of the crops planted is adversely affected
  • Limited development of microbial life
  • Stagnation of water is encouraged

The results:

  • Loss of yield.
  • Lower quality results.
  • Excess operating costs resulting from extensive work such as deep tillage to break the compaction layer.

The performance Tractors and Combines

Over inflation increases the amount of spin and depth a machine sinks into the soil.

The consequences

  • Excessive spin
  • High resistance to forward movement due to the “step” effect, caused by ruts

The results

  • Excess fuel consumption
  • Time wasted
  • Wear on machine and tires

The right pressure means an optimum soil contact and therefore a larger footprint which causes spin and penetration to be reduced.


The service life of your tires

The wrong pressure may have a serious effect on the life of your agricultural tires:

  • Overinflation causes excessive spin in the fields. On hard, stony soil, it causes premature wear. On the road, overinflation causes fast, irregular wear on the lugs – the footprint is too small.
  • Underinflation causes irreversible damage to tire casings: risk of failure. It also leads to excessive wear on roads: too much rolling resistance.

Your comfort

The wrong pressure affects your comfort:

  • Overinflation causes bouncing and vibration.
  • Underinflation causes power handling. Maneuvering at low speeds or on the spot is more difficult.
4 criteria to calculate the right pressure
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The sizes of tires and their characteristics (load and speed index)

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The maximum speed at which you use your machines

weight

The total weight supported by your tires = machine weight + weight of tools + load transfer

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Operating use: cyclical or non-cyclical