When conducting daily business, farmers know that tires play an important part in the plowing process.
Plowing requires heavy equipment and tires that have a narrow profile to fit the furrows properly. In the event of using a tire that is too wide, damage to the furrows can occur and cause all kinds of problems in consistent plowing.
It is also important to have tires that have the right kind of flexibility in the rubber and structure of the tire that can help spread the weight of heavy machinery. Balancing the weight, correcting tire pressures (both rear tires’ pressure should be the same), and preparing for weather conditions can help avoid tires sinking into the soil, allowing for better traction by reducing wheel slip. Tyre manufacturers offering a large footprint related to tire size and a good casing structure are always a good choice. Try to avoid over-panning of the soil, as this can lead to increased wear and tear especially if there is more exposure to stones and flint on the ground. It is, however, a balancing act, as tire slip should not be eliminated (no more than 12-13% in normal conditions), to ensure that the soil is preserved and not wholly compacted. Try to ensure that the rear wheels don’t extend wider than 2 inches outside the track of the front wheels, aiming for the front wheels to run in line with the center of the rear wheels.
Another consideration is looking at the durability and reinforcement of equipment tires. Having tires that are optimized and designed specifically for plowing purposes can help towards avoiding cuts in the tire wall and prevent chunking during the pivotal plowing seasons.
Vredestein has a full range of optimized tires that utilize cutting-edge technology to maximize performance for both powered and trailing equipment when plowing. Vredestein’s dedicated experts can help provide advice and assistance to ensure that the plowing season goes smoothly.