Proper Tyre Maintenance Boosts Efficiency
Proper tractor tire maintenance not only helps extend the life of your tires, but also can have significant impact in helping to improve overall efficiency in the field.
According to engineering research, tractive efficiency (getting axle power to the ground) is at best 60 to 80 percent, depending on soil conditions, but proper tire maintenance could improve efficiency by up to 10 percent. That shift in efficiencies can translate into substantial fuel savings, so maintaining your tires does have a positive effect on your bottom line.
Obtaining optimum performance from your tractor tires requires one of your most valuable resources — time. But the time spent checking inflation pressures and adjusting tractor ballast to the application at hand can pay big dividends in terms of improved traction, decreased compaction and overall performance.
Information: Delta Farm Press