Tractors are usually 2-wheel drive so need really good traction to pull heavy loads. That is why you have larger tyres on the rear of the tractor. The smaller front wheels are for steering. They have better manoeuvrability and can turn tighter corners, which can be important when working in the field.
To find your current tyre size, look for the numbers on the sidewall of the tractor tyre. If there are just two numbers, this tells you the width of the tyre and the diameter of the rim. If there are three numbers, this tells you the height of the tyre, the width, and the diameter of the rim.
Most modern agricultural and farm tyres also have a speed and load index on the sidewall. The numerical code tells you the maximum load the tyre can carry and the maximum speed the tyre can travel at. It is essential for the safety of the vehicle and its passengers that you have the correct tyres fitted to your tractor or agricultural vehicle.
Tubed tractor and agricultural tyres have a separate tube fitted inside the tyre which is often purchased separately to the tyre. Tubeless tyres have their own inner liner which prevents leaks from the rim and minimises the damage done by punctures. Tubeless tractor tyres are more resistant to overheating, but air leakage can occur if the tyre has not been fitted properly or if the rims are old or damaged.
Tractor tyres are quite long lasting, but there are ways to prolong their life. Allowing us to balance and align your tyres and wheels will help prevent uneven wear. Tyres should also be inflated to the correct pressure, to prevent uneven wear and improve fuel efficiency.
We always have a large range of tyres in stock at very competitive prices, and with next day delivery on all major brands you can rely on us to get you moving. We know your agricultural vehicle has to work, so we try and keep your time in our depot to the minimum.
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