It can be difficult to choose what tires to use during the harvest season. Selecting the right tires can be daunting as there is more choice than ever and seasonal challenges also continue to increase and evolve. What are the key factors one should consider, and which tires are best suited to match individual requirements?


Over the course of the harvest season, it is more than likely that tire pressure is going to be changed regularly, depending on the harvesting tasks undertaken. When considering harvest tires, it is worth mapping out the relevant tasks and thinking about when higher or lower pressure will be needed. High tire pressure increases rigidity, which is beneficial for high load or reducing rolling resistance when on the road. Low pressure in the tires can result in more power (than needed) being used, and increased heat generation in the casing. Extreme cases of low pressure, combined with high load usage, will result in premature tire failure.

When considering tires suitable for one’s operational demands, it’s worth evaluating a product that provides a degree of flexibility when in service, able to operate at varying levels of pressure.

The Vredestein Traxion XXL (which received a Gold Standard Approved Performance Rating in 2015) could potentially be the solution to a potential pressure dilemma. The Traxion XXL is designed to take on high load capacity and volume with unique cleats and compound properties that both extend the lifespan of the tire, while also providing maximum traction and enhanced comfort. The tire is able to operate effectively at a range of pressures, loads, and speeds.

A guide is published on each tire size and available on our website: https://www.vredestein.com/agricultural-industrial-tires/

Hard copies can be obtained on request.