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[Video] New Gauge-Wheel Tires Designed to Prevent Stalk, Stubble Damage

Elk City, Okla., no-tiller Spencer Smith (left) and father Jimmy discuss the formation of 4Ag Mfg. and the science behind the new gauge-wheel tires they’re making that stand up to stubble and stalk damage and prevent mud accumulation. The Smiths no-till mostly cotton in western Oklahoma and worked with the late Danny Davis, who also no-tilled cotton, and machinist Jake Hunter to create the new tires.
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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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Where Ag Tires Fear To Tread

Corn genetics and changing farm practices are to blame for cornstalks destroying agricultural tires. But there are some solutions.
Sudden downtime is the enemy of any productive farmer, and the sources of trouble these days aren’t just mechanical in nature. No-tillers are fighting a pitched battle with cornstalks that are eroding or puncturing tires on their tractors, combines, sprayers and other equipment.
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