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Operator Tips to Reduce Soil Compaction

How much soil compaction (percentage wise) is typically done on the first pass, what are recommended tips relative to defining traffic paths (easy operator changes) and run conditions (dry or wet) to reduce soil compaction, and do you have recommendation on penetrometer usage to determine level and depth of compaction?
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Michelin Unveils New EvoBib Tire

Receiving one of SIMA’s Gold Medals for innovation, Michelin launched its EvoBib 2-in-1 tire, which adjusts pressure for road and field conditions with a unique tread pattern. At psi of 17 or less in the field, tread contact increases to reduce soil compaction, while increasing traction. At higher tire pressures of 29 psi or more, only the central band of the tire contacts the road, reducing vibration. “It’s a totally new concept which can save more than 500 gallons of fuel per year and increase field traction by 30%, which can save 20 horsepower,” says Emanuel Ladent, president of Michelin's agricultural division, who added that the tire is expected to be launched commercially by the end of 2017.
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Manufacturers Showcase Innovations at Summer Farm Shows

For the 2015 Farm Progress Show held in Decatur, Ill., Farm Equipment sent 12 staffers to scope out booths and interview manufacturers to find the latest new product innovations and advancements. With a mix of incremental innovations and new products, the show delivered an array of new precision farming technology, tires, tillage equipment, tractors and much more.
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