James Tuschner has spent 25 years in the tire industry, primarily focused on the agricultural and specialty tire markets. His experience includes time spent at Alliance Tire Americas Inc. (first as director of marketing, then as director of business development) and Denman Tire Corp. He started www.agtiretalk.com in 2016.
Most rim widths are set by TRA standards and follow a rule for the overall width of the tire. But because IF and VF tires “squat” further and that outward pressure under loads puts more stress and “pull” on the bead areas, if and VF rim fitments are normally always one size larger — 1 to 2 inches — than a standard tire or the same width.
Proper sidewall deflection of a tire allows it to achieve optimum performance by maximizing footprint. Traction and flotation are two of the greatest benefits, with rider comfort and increased carrying capacity being an additional benefit.
This Q&A originally appeared in AG Track Talk to provide answers that farm equipment dealers have about farm track technology. This series features a trending question followed by an abridged version of the answers. For the complete answers, check out www.agtracktalk.com
This Q&A originally appeared in AG Track Talk to provide answers that farm equipment dealers have about farm track technology. This series features a trending question followed by an abridged version of the answers.
With the high center of gravity of high clearance sprayers, operators tend to feel more roll and sway of the vehicle compared to a tractor. This feeling is amplified when narrow tires are installed and the vehicle is transported down the road with half a tank of liquid.
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