Today’s farming is very competitive and ensuring high yield will always be important. This why it is important to take all necessary steps to increase the yield and limit everything that can have a negative impact on it. When it comes to drive heavy equipment on the fields can have a negative impact, as the heavy weight will compact the soil and cause less optimal circumstances for the crops to grow. Since it is difficult to farm without heavy equipment nowadays you will need to instead limit the impact of the heavy machines driving all over the field.
The best way to limit the impact is to use flotation tires
that are able to minimize the impact by spreading the weight over a larger
area. The flotation tires reduces the surface pressure and thus also the
soil compaction. So by using flotation tires you can limit the impact of the
heavy equipment and reduce the negative impact that these can have on soil
compaction as they drive all over the fields. You do however need to use
flotation tires not only on the tractors, but flotation tires should be used on
all the agricultural equipment that uses tires.
So when you purchase agriculture tires, make sure that they are of flotation type and also that the agricultural trailer tires are also flotation tires. The tractor tiresare of course the most important ones and the ones that should be changed first if you are not already using flotation tires, as it tend to be the heaviest equipment used on the farm. Once that is changed, then change the other ones as they wear out.
It is also often important to look for tires that have good
on and off road properties, so that you can use them both on the field and off
the field without wearing them out too quickly and have still good driving
properties. On and off road tires will have a combination of properties that
are able to give them better performance for this usage, where they can still
be driven on roads at high speeds comfortably without heavy wear and still have
low rolling resistance, which provides you with good fuel economy. So both low
wear and low fuel usage combined with higher yield is good news for any farming
The most used tires within agriculture is the flotation tire, this is due to the fact that they exhibit lower surface pressure. The lower surface pressure allows for a lower degree of soil compaction, which has proved very beneficial for the yield of most crops. Since higher yield is always what everyone is striving for, the flotation tires have become the most used agriculture tires for the various machines used. Where the main one within farming is the tractor that is then used together with various other equipment and attachments.
The tractor is very versatile and can do most work that is
needed. Together with the different attachments and trailers most of the work
can be done. You should try to equip the other wheeled accessories also with
flotation tires. So the agricultural trailer tires should
be of flotation type so that they also don’t impact the yield in a negative
Today’s agriculture is changing and contracting work has
become ever so important for todays farmers. Contracting work can bring a lot
of extra income to the farming business and provide a higher utilization for
the equipment during periods where the work input on the farm side is lower.
This busiest contracting period tend to be the winter season, when there is
less to do at the farm so more effort can be put at providing services for
other areas. This put some extra requirements on the equipment and especially
the tires that now have to put in a lot of extra miles both on the field as
well as on the road between jobs.
So in addition to having tires that can handle high loads
they now also have to have low rolling resistance to keep the fuel consumption
and wear at a low level. Durability is of highest importance, as when doing
contracting work, you have to deliver on time. Tire failure can be very costly
and can cost you the whole profit from a job. Tire selection becomes more
critical as well as tire maintenance to make sure that you can detect any
problems during scheduled maintenance versus having unscheduled breakdowns.
Detecting problems before they materialize is always beneficial and investing
into high quality tires becomes increasingly important. So make sure that you
keep your operation profitable with good quality agriculture tires.
To increase the profitability in today’s agricultural industry, more and more farmers are adding contracting work to improve the efficiency and the best utilization of its equipment. The equipment is getting bigger, heavier and more expensive, to dilute the investment costs more and more farmers are trying to spread the costs over multiple operations. This is where the contracting comes into play. Contracting is very good for part of the year when there is less farming work to be done, so that the equipment can be used for alternative jobs. There is also contracting work done on other farms, which don’t always have the resources to invest in the new modern equipment.
The transporting between the sites often require more on
road driving, so you will need agricultural tires that have good
road properties when driving on roads and not just on the fields. You will want
good driving comfort, low tire wear and low rolling resistance so that your
fuel consumption will be at a low level. When you drive on the fields you will
want to have good quality flotation tires that will have a low soil compaction
impact on your fields. When the compaction is low, your yield will not be
negatively impacted so that you will have a higher yield versus doing the same
fieldwork without flotation tires. This does though
require that all the tractors and trailers will have flotation tires. The
surface area of flotation tires is much higher and the air pressure can be
lower. The lower surface pressure is what saves the soil from compacting.
Some of the best agricultural tires at the moment include
the new Nokian Country King, which is a sturdy and versatile flotation tire. You
also have the Nokian ELS Radial tire that good grip and mobility on soft
surfaces. This is a perfect tractor or trailer tire even on soft surfaces. The flotation tires, as the
name indicates, almost float on the surface due to the low surface pressure.
You need tires that have a problem free service life, that
are extremely durable and have the low rolling resistance. The Nokian ELS
Radial tires even allow for fast driving on roads so that you quickly can get
to any contracting sites. These tires are also self-cleaning, so that even
driving through muddy conditions doesn’t clog up your tires and reduce your
In todays changing farming environment, it is more important to make sure that your yield is not negatively impacted while at the same time making sure that you keep all costs at minimum during operations. Ensuring a high yield is always of highest importance to assure a profitable operation. Every possible step to improve the yield should be taken. This involves every step of the process from selection the highest yield crops, to fertilizers and proper irrigation. Then also selecting tires that don’t cause compaction of the soil that can reduce the yield.
agricultural applications, the best tires to minimize the compaction of the
soil are flotation
tires that have a
large surface area and can minimize the contact pressure. It is not only the
tractors that need flotation tires; you also need it on your slurry tanker,
trailers and other towed equipment. This will ensure that you will have low
compaction from all your equipment that is moving on the field. For your
tractor it is important to choose if it will spend the majority of the time on
the field or on roads, as the tire choice will also depend on this.
tires and agricultural
trailer tires that
have minimal effect on the soil you have taken steps to maximize the yield and,
you should concentrate on improving productivity and decreasing the costs. Equipment
and tire costs plus fuel costs belong to the ones that can be impacted with
proper selection and maintenance. You want to make sure that the tires will
have both good grip and control so that you can fulfill the tasks without
productivity by being able to spend less effort and time performing the tasks
will then have an impact on your cost budget. High quality tires will have low
rolling resistance, which gives you better fuel economy and reduces your fuel
costs. High quality tires will also be more wear resistant so that they will
give you longer lifetime and more operating hours. Proper tire maintenance will
then work towards reducing any unscheduled downtime, which can add substantial
costs and delays. Make sure that you check the tire pressure to make sure that
you keep it in the right level as per the technical tire manual and then also
check the tread depth so you know when the tires need to be replaced.
The rapidly changing requirements in farming, you need a wide range of special agricultural tires and Nokian Tyres now has a range that can satisfy even the most challenging needs. You have tires for both tractors and for trailers, in addition to some of the other equipment that might be used. These tires are made to perform when working on the fields as well as when driving on roads. The tire range also include flotation tires, when you want to avoid compaction of the soil as that has proven negative impact on the yield.You need tires that are relentless regardless of weather, so that you can get the work done even if the conditions are not optimal. Nokian Tyres offer a tractor tire that have been designed for winter use, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta TRI. This is a tire that provides you all the necessary grip and control that you need to get work done during the winter. This is also a perfect tire for any snow clearing work, so if you will undertake some winter contracting jobs, this could be a perfect tire for those challenging jobs. This will make sure that all your roads can be cleared from snow.
perfect tires for agricultural use are the Nokian Country King and Nokian ELS
Both are flotation tires that can be used both for the tractor and for any of
the towed equipment including a slurry tanker. The Nokian ELS Radial has better
grip and mobility than its competitors and its low rolling resistance can yield
savings on fuel of up to 20 % compared to a bias tire and when pulling trailers
the traction effort needed is up to 50 % less than competitive tires. So your
fuel efficiency will be very good and you can save money on fuel with this
tire. When you need to drive on roads, the tire allows for high speeds while
still allowing for a smooth drive. If your work involves a lot of road driving,
then the Nokian Country King is a better option than the Nokian ELS Radial.
They both work good both on and off the field, but the Nokian Country King is
better for when the majority of the work includes road driving and when the
majority is work on the field, then the Nokian ELS Radial is your best option.
Even on tourist beaches there might be need for some excavator work, this would come both when preparing a tourist beach, but also in terms of maintenance after heavy rains. Wheeled excavator perform well even on tricky surfaces as fine beach sand, as it landscapes beaches. The ability to fast move around versus a tracked version improves the efficiency and speed to finish the work. This is one of the advantages with having a more agile equipment.
thunderstorms can distort famous beaches causing flood holes when overfilled
streets are drained down towards the beach until it reaches the sea. This can
cause deep drainage holes in the beach. These needs to be filled to ensure that
the tourists have a nice flat beach to relax, play and take sun on. This can
quite quickly be done with a excavator, digging up sand from one area and then
driving it to the hole that needs to be filled.
and recovery of beaches is a more long term project, but can also be vital for
some areas that rely on tourism or then for affluent areas that rely on beaches
for expensive properties. When using wheeled excavators on beaches you might
need to use flotation tires, that have lower area
pressure, but are also less likely to sink down as they tend to more float on
the surface with the low surface pressure and wide area. Flotation tires are
very popular in agriculture where the lower compaction impact is advantageous
for the yield. This has made it one of the preferred agriculture tire on the
market. If the sand is not too loose, normal excavator
can be used.
Most excavators are used in road maintenance or earthmoving applications, where beach work belongs clearly to earthmoving. For road maintenance tires and earthmoving tires, you have a wide range of models to choose from. Using the technical tire manual is a good way to ensure that you find the tire option that best suits the challenges that you will face and for the work that you aim to perform with your equipment. It is always important to choose high quality tires that will deliver high level of service hours and keep any unscheduled downtime to a bare minimum. A proper maintenance process is important to implement if the downtime is a significant part of the overall equipment costs.
Agriculture is a low margin business, so to carefully monitor the yield and take all the necessary steps to improve it can have major impacts on the profitability. Using the right equipment, the latest technologies and latest innovations when it comes to seed treatments and fertilizers, to ensure that you take the necessary steps for a profitable agriculture business. Your heavy investment equipment should also have a high utilization rate. The good thing with agriculture is that most tasks can be done with a tractor and different types of accessories and trailers.
Wrong agriculture tire selection can impact the compaction of the
soil, which can impact the yield from the field. When the soil gets compacted,
the grains struggle more to grow and the yield will be lower. You will need to
have the right tire selection, tires that do not have a big surface pressure as
the move across field. The correct tire selection for trailers here are the so
called flotation tires, which are wider and more or less float on
top the surface due to the low surface pressure that they exert on the surface.
difference of changing to flotation tires for your agriculture trailer tires and your tractor
tires, will probably
improve your yield significantly. Make sure that you select high quality ones,
that have low rolling resistance so that you can conserve fuel while using the
tractor regardless if you drive on the fields or on roads. Lower fuel costs
will further contribute to your profitability. High quality tires will also
contribute to less downtime and low wear will translate to higher usage, which
also save changing times.
Investing in high
quality equipment with good tires enables you to get the most out of your
business. Less downtime, more productive work hours spent on making the
business more profitable. Maintenance is a key part of it, so make sure that
you service the equipment including the tires regularly. Ensure that you have
the correct tire pressure and the correct tires for the work and for the load,
which you are using the equipment for. More information can be found in the
technical tire manual. So it is always
advisable to consult that, to ensure that you are following the guidelines,
both from safety perspective and from ultimate usage.