Extreme flotation reducing tyre compaction

Dual tyres can cause unnecessary pinch row compaction.
Dual tyres can cause unnecessary pinch row compaction.

Customers of Titan Tyres Australia - both end users and OEMs - are  beginning to shift from the old mindset that standard dual configurations work well in every application.

“That’s simply not the case,” a company spokesman said.

“Tractors are heavier and more powerful than ever before, and as a result, issues associated with soil compaction are becoming an increasingly common problem.

“Despite this, many continue to run tires that only worsen it.

“If growers aren’t running the tractor between the rows post-emergence, there’s really no reason to be running duals.

“In fact, it is causing unnecessary pinch row compaction by doing so.

“By running super singles, a grower will reduce field disturbance.

“They will also experience better ride quality.

“LSW super singles will also improve the ability to work in wet field conditions that would otherwise be inaccessible.

“A survey deployed via AgWeb in February 2017 revealed only one-third of growers have a need to frequently run between the rows post-emergence.

“With more than 70 percent of MFWD tractors coming factory-equipped with narrow duals, there is a clear need for the industry to shift toward more flotation options on MFWD tractors.

“Working with agronomists, Delta New Holland conducted a field study on two identical test plots planting corn in Sikeston, Missouri.

“One planted with a tractor running a narrow dual configuration, the other planted with LSW extreme flotation tyres.

“Results showed that the test plot with the extreme flotation tyres yielded five more bushels per acre compared to the duals. 

“This example demonstrates that an additional five bushels per acre at $3.25 per bushel on 1500 acres could add an extra $24,375 in annual profit.

“That is just by running LSW extreme flotation tyres.

“To learn more about the advantages LSW tyres can bring to your farming, visit Titan Australia at AgQuip.”