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FIRESTONE AGRICULTURE BLOG

Find useful information on farming tyres: technical information, sales advices, stock management, how to choose and user guide…
Compaction linked to trailers and harvesters
21 September 2022

Everything you need to know about soil restoration after the harvest

The harvesting job is finished but you would like to have better yields going forwards, so it’s important to look ahead and prepare to ensure the best possible conditions for future campaigns. Many factors are involved when it comes to improving your yields; those over which you have little...
Compaction linked to trailers and harvesters
21 September 2022

Everything you need to know about soil restoration after the harvest

The harvesting job is finished but you would like to have better yields going forwards, so it’s important to look ahead and prepare to ensure the best possible conditions for future campaigns. Many factors are involved when it comes to improving your yields; those over which you have little...
Checking tyre concentricity
31 August 2022

Are there solutions for out-of-round tractor tyres?

Instability and tractor vibrations when driving accompanied by a lateral swaying motion from right to left may be the sign of a tyre with a manufacturing defect. This is known as run-out or out-of-roundness and corresponds to a slightly oval tyre shape. However, there are numerous causes linked to...
Unloading the harvester at the edge of the field
23 August 2022

Agricultural tyres: how to preserve your soil during the harvest

Your soil is crucial ; it can be highly productive and serve up good yields for many years, but there are some fundamental conditions which must be respected for this to remain constant. Among these conditions, avoiding soil compaction is certainly one of the most important and most difficult to...
Vulcanisation mould for FIRESTONE agricultural tyres
02 August 2022

What are the manufacturing secrets behind a quality agricultural tyre?

All agricultural tyre brands look alike. The tyres are the same colour, have a more or less similar lug design and you can find your size at all tyre manufacturers. Yet beyond the first glance, the differences are important and will change everything when in use, during work and over the tyre’s...
Maxi Traction Harvest tyres
18 July 2022

Save time with better traction from your harvester tyres

Your harvester’s traction capacity is directly linked to the quality of your tyres. Harvester tyres are particular, because they have to cope with significant cyclic loads depending on how full the harvester’s hopper is. If their design is the result of quality research and development, they will...
my agricultural vehicle’s lead ratio
30 June 2022

What affects my agricultural tyres’ lead ratio?

Your tractor’s lead ratio allows the front axle to pull slightly more than the rear axle and enables perfect drive axis synchronisation. If your tractor has a good lead ratio, it will be efficient and traction will be optimal. However, certain settings or the replacement of tyres may lead to this...
Maxi traction Harvest: Harvester tyres with good road handling capacity
21 June 2022

Which harvester tyre can improve comfort and preserve your health

Agricultural tyres are designed to be able to adapt to very different types of ground, of varying extremes if you compare very wet earth to a tarmacked road surface. The tyres are logically optimised to work in the fields, which is generally the main objective for agricultural machinery. This is...
Mechanical apple harvesting
31 May 2022

Fruit growing; golden rules on the choice and impact of the agricultural tyre

In an orchard, the frequent passage of machines between the rows, always at the same place, will inevitably lead to soil compaction which can have major consequences on water drainage and on the surface part of the trees’ root system. A good structure of the arable layer facilitates water...
Maxi traction Harvest tyres
20 May 2022

3 rules to increase the load on your harvester tyres by 70%

With standard tyres on your harvester, you will rapidly reach the limits in terms of bearable load or maximum pressure. These limits are a nuisance during harvesting and you will lose time emptying the hopper more often or sometimes have to stop operations if the trailer rotations are not correctly...
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