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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 root development of the crops planted is adversely affected
- Limited development of microbial life
- Stagnation of water is encouraged
- 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.
- Excessive spin
- High resistance to forward movement due to the “step” effect, caused by ruts
- 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.
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.
The sizes of tires and their characteristics (load and speed index)
The maximum speed at which you use your machines
The total weight supported by your tires = machine weight + weight of tools + load transfer
Operating use: cyclical or non-cyclical