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Find useful information on farming tyres: technical information, sales advices, stock management, how to choose and user guide…
Use of agricultural tyres for civil engineering work
01 February 2023

What is the hardest work for my agricultural tyres?

The tyres on your agricultural vehicles may be used for work that is too tough on them and which will shorten their lifespan. There is often a tyre model suitable for each type of job, but as you can’t buy as many different tyres as there are uses, standard tyres often end up being used on a...
Use of agricultural tyres for civil engineering work
01 February 2023

What is the hardest work for my agricultural tyres?

The tyres on your agricultural vehicles may be used for work that is too tough on them and which will shorten their lifespan. There is often a tyre model suitable for each type of job, but as you can’t buy as many different tyres as there are uses, standard tyres often end up being used on a...
Harvesting beet in wet conditions
20 January 2023

Managing soil recovery after the beet harvest

The self-propelled machinery used for harvesting beet represents 40 to 80 tonnes bearing down on tyres that will criss-cross over your fields, closely followed by tractors with trailers, weighing around 35 tonnes when loaded. Bearing in mind that excess soil compaction can lead to a loss of yield...
High-tech agricultural tyres can be an investment
06 January 2023

Think investment rather than purchase cost for your agricultural tyres

The tyre is often wrongly thought of as a standard consumable despite the fact that the quality of your work depends on how good the tyre is. A quality tyre has such an important impact that your productivity improves on a daily basis, whereas a low end tyre will slow down your production. There is...
Agricultural tyre check-up
20 December 2022

An agricultural tyre check-up; a good way to prepare the new season

Winter is the ideal season to review your fleet of agricultural vehicles, to check on mechanical aspects of course, for preventive maintenance purposes, but also to check all your agricultural tyres. It’s worth knowing that a large number of breakdowns at the beginning of the season tend to be...
The narrow Performer 95 tyre with its steel belt can bear more load than a standard model
30 November 2022

Agricultural tyres for narrow wheels: technicality first

There are very different levels of technology in narrow agricultural tyre models. The best allow you to increase load, reduce the number of passages across the field and save fuel and time. The development of a narrow tyre effectively requires a very high level of technicality, because this type of...
Specific tyres for telescopic handlers
18 November 2022

Agricultural tyres dedicated to telescopic handlers: real advantages

You are used to frequently replacing your telescopic loader or handler tyres, as these are fairly standard tyres which don’t cost as much as tractor tyres, and this is a lesser problem that you resolve easily by opting for the cheapest tyres. However, like any equipment placed under heavy strain,...
Mounting tractor tyres
28 October 2022

Advice for mounting and demounting tractor tyres

Mounting or demounting tractor tyres is a tricky operation, not due to complexity but because of the need to move large volumes and masses. This type of operation must be well prepared in advance to anticipate problems which could be costly if your new tyre were to be damaged, or if the tractor was...
Wear linked to use on an abrasive surface
19 October 2022

What are the principal causes of wear to my agricultural tyres?

You have to replace your agricultural tyres regularly as a result of wear, and this major investment will obviously be less painful if it occurs less often. As wear is the key on which the tyre replacement depends, the best thing would be to slow it down by defining what has the greatest impact on...
Front ballast
03 October 2022

Is your ballast really suited to your tractor tyres?

Your tyres have to bear your tractor’s load. Generally this means the weight of the tractor plus the weight of your implements, which represents a load that must be offset by the pressure in your tyres. When you have an implement whose weight is transferred entirely to the rear axle of the tractor,...
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