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Find useful information on farming tyres: technical information, sales advices, stock management, how to choose and user guide…
Which is the best agricultural tyre for clay soil
19 June 2024

How to choose a good agricultural tyre for clay soil

Heavy clay soils are often quite a challenge for farmers. They are rich in minerals and extremely fertile, but there are disadvantages. Their dense, impermeable texture makes work trickier, especially in wet conditions when the earth becomes muddy and sticky or during dry periods when it hardens...
Which is the best agricultural tyre for clay soil
19 June 2024

How to choose a good agricultural tyre for clay soil

Heavy clay soils are often quite a challenge for farmers. They are rich in minerals and extremely fertile, but there are disadvantages. Their dense, impermeable texture makes work trickier, especially in wet conditions when the earth becomes muddy and sticky or during dry periods when it hardens...
Impact of agricultural tyres on grass fields
24 May 2024

Which agricultural tyre is ideal for the haymaking period?

When the haymaking period approaches, livestock farmers know that the quality of fodder harvested is crucial for animal nutrition. To maximise the quality of the grass harvested, each detail counts, and the choice of agricultural tyre must not be neglected. Agricultural tyres effectively impact the...
Rapid agricultural tyre abrasion on silex soil
19 April 2024

What is the best agricultural tyre for silex soil?

Choosing the best agricultural tyres for your tractors is a necessity, especially when you work on difficult terrain like silex or stoney land. There are unique challenges attached to working on these types of soil, which rapidly accelerate tyre wear and potentially impact the productivity of your...
Water ballast vs wheel weights for agricultural tyres
22 March 2024

Liquid ballast vs wheel weights

Your tractor tyre model determines your load capacity. Agricultural tyres are solid, but not sufficiently so to cope with any level of load and you must take this into account when it comes to choosing your ballast. Adding too much weight to your combination vehicle can effectively be...
Which agricultural tyres for mixed polycropping-livestock farming
21 February 2024

Reducing agricultural tyre costs in mixed polycropping-livestock farming

Just by adopting a few good habits, anyone can manage to reduce the maintenance or replacement costs linked to agricultural tyres with the aim of significantly extending the tyre wear life. For mixed polycropping-livestock farming systems, this makes even more sense, because using your equipment...
What are the best agricultural tyres for a farmers’ co-op
02 February 2024

Which agricultural tyres to choose for equipment sharing cooperatives?

The quality versus cost savings dilemma when choosing agricultural tyres for an equipment sharing cooperative is nothing new. Farmers belonging to these cooperatives are often tempted to opt for immediate savings when purchasing equipment, such as tyres, to reduce their contribution towards...
The most resistant agricultural tyre for working in the farm courtyard
08 January 2024

The most resistant agricultural tyre for working in the farm courtyard

When it comes to saving money, choosing a suitable agricultural tyre is crucial, especially when work in the farm courtyard is involved. Often standard tyres or supple models such as low-pressure tyres are used on a multipurpose basis, which will inevitably shorten their wear life faced with work...
Narrow tyres which are ideal for sowing and treatments
19 December 2023

Which narrow tyres to choose for autumn sowing

While it’s true that wide tyres are suitable for tilling to maximise traction, they will certainly be less efficient after winter sowing, to pass between the rows of young seedlings for the first treatments. A good quality narrow tyre will help you avoid squashing one or two rows every time you...
Quality control and agricultural tyre warranty
30 November 2023

Understanding and implementing my agricultural tyre warranty

When you discover a manufacturing defect in your agricultural tyres, often the first thing you ask is: “Is it covered by my warranty?” This question is legitimate, because a good warranty should cover the quality of your tyre equipment and protect your investment. A good understanding of the...
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