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Stubble, Compaction, Equipment Size Are Driving Tire Innovation

Farmers will see more options for farm tires in the coming years with lower sidewalls, increased flexibility and more durability — all while boosting onfarm efficiency.
Ask major players in the ag industry what's driving tire design for North America and three themes pop up immediately: soil compaction, stubble damage and the increasing size of farm equipment.
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Take The Pressure Off Your No-Till Soils

Ag engineer Randy Raper offers some helpful hints for no-tillers wanting to tread more lightly for compaction prevention and management.
Some things, like coal, do their best work under pressure; soils, however, do not. Compaction causes a laundry list of troubles, including ponding water, reduced nutrient availability, erosion, poor root development and the list goes on.
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Combating Compaction: Tires Or Tracks?

Careful Selection of New Tires or Tracks can Reduce the Yield Robbing Effects of Soil COmpaction
Under the best of conditions, the demands placed on equipment tires used in traditional ag operations are brutal: excellent traction in all kinds of conditions; minimum soil compaction regardless of application; improved fuel efficiency whether pulling a fertilizer applicator or combining corn.
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Understanding Tires & Air Pressure

Informed decisions on tires can help avoid soil compaction and punctures from no-till stubble
Do you know the differences between bias and radial tires? Which type is less likely to be punctured by field stubble? Do you understand the ins and outs of manipulating air pressure in tractor tires to avoid soil compaction?
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