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  • 22/08/2018

Harvest time with highly performing BKT tires

In many areas, it’s summer season right now! Landscapes bloom in warm shades of gold, and spikes are at the peak of ripening. Like every year, fields have become the main stage for harvesters. All farmers and swarms of seasonal workers are ready for the traditional rite of harvesting, the cr...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 29/08/2018

A day in full swing with our Xtractor drivers

Welcome to South Africa! The legendary Xtractor expedition has reached the home stretch. Excitement, thrill and adventure - that is actually what our 9 drivers have experienced on their journey through unexpected obstacles and adversities in the midst of breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, ...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 08/02/2018

Agriculture 4.0

Digitalization, satellite technologies, machine-to-machine interaction, GPS, software, and so forth... Don’t worry folks, you haven’t ended up on a blog on industrial automation! However, today the so-called internet of things can play a major role even in agriculture! Also in this secto...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 22/12/2017

Xtractor 2018 - the mission goes on

Following an itinerary of over 6,000 km passing through national parks, along gold mines and over the spectacular African plateau, 4 McCormick tractors equipped with BKT tires and a group of 16 tough and undaunted guys including 7 drivers of the Italian Carabinieri Corps are ready to face this unf...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 22/12/2017

How to improve a tractor’s fuel economy?

Dear friends! In our today’s post, once again we are going to talk about tractors: the number one equipment in agriculture. Thanks to their great versatility, these vehicles are employed all year long operating full of strength, which of course leads to remarkable consumption levels. It&rsquo...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 06/12/2017

How to choose a backhoe loader?

Hello everybody! Today we are going to take a closer look at some specific equipment and the many questions involved. Versatility, and adaptability to tough environments – these are main requirements for equipment operating in agro-industrial applications. Needless to say, the initial cost of ...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 03/11/2017

Renting a haul truck? You only stand to gain!

Welcome back, dear friends! Have you ever thought of renting a rigid dump truck or any other piece of equipment to better do your job? Renting a vehicle or piece of machinery really offers plenty of benefits in terms of cost savings, safety, and tailored service. At the same time, it is a good pra...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 23/10/2017

How to choose an excavator?

Welcome back, dear Friends! We all know how important it is to be well-informed to avoid mistakes because of misinformation. This counts even more if it is about purchasing or renting a new piece of equipment. It’s like preparing an interview: first you analyze and compare details, and then y...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 28/09/2017

How to choose the right ADT for haulage operations?

Dear readers, today we are going to talk about articulated dumpers, and more precisely we wish to give you a few tips on how to decide if an ADT suits your needs. The worst mistake one can make is thinking that it doesn’t matter whether to use a rigid or an articulated dumper (ADT) for transp...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 25/09/2017

The interrelation between agriculture and climate change

Welcome back, dear friends! We have already talked about how the changing climate has a great influence on our farming methods. What you may not know is that even crops actively interact with climate. A thin thread links these two elements in a cause-and-effect relationship, which is the present fo...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 01/09/2017

Skid steer tires: purchasing and maintenance tips

Choosing the right tire for your specific needs and taking care of it - these are two winning moves to increase both durability and productivity of your purchase. Today, we are stopping by the world of skid steer tires. Are you ready to learn how to find out, which tires are the right ones for your...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 24/08/2017

Practical excavator maintenance tips

Back again, dear friends! Let’s go on with our chat on maintenance. We’d like to give you a few tips on how to enjoy a long operating life of your equipment and the best return on investment. Today, it’s all about excavators! How to keep your equipment in a perfect state even after...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 18/08/2017

Practical loader maintenance tips

Here we are! Back again to talk about the maintenance of your machinery. As already mentioned in the past, carrying out small but regular maintenance operations helps a great deal to extend the life-cycle of all your equipment, and of course it leads to cost saving and best return on investment. T...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 08/08/2017

How can smart farming increase your yield?

We’ve already talked on our blog about Smart Farming, and today we’d like to spend a little more time on this topic. A topic that is of common interest for all operators in the sector, since it concerns the future of agriculture. According to FAO, there will be 9.6 billion people on ear...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 28/07/2017

Machinery rental companies offer more than just equipment

Have you ever thought of machinery rental for your company? Over the last few years this type of rental has become a true business strategy: it allows companies to enhance and diversify their field of operations without the need for major investments in new machinery. Let’s take a mobile cran...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 29/06/2017

Some handy tips to get the most out of your ADTs

Operating at quarries or mines is tantamount to facing daily risks and challenges. The job is often done in adverse environments or atmospheres with uncertainty and hazards around every corner. No matter what working devices and materials are used or stored, no matter to what extent road surfac...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 06/06/2017

How to choose the right implement?

Welcome back, dear friends! Who has never taken a decision on the spur of the moment without weighing up all aspects?  However, when it comes to choosing the right agricultural implement for your field, haste is never a good thing. Here are 6 recommendations that may help you not to take a fals...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 17/05/2017

Have you ever heard about controlled traffic farming?

Everybody knows that soil compaction is the number one enemy for farmers - just as many of our readers are. Soil compaction limits gas exchanges, water infiltration and the development of micro and macro organisms in the soil. It diminishes root growth and alters the PH value. Many solutions have be...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 13/04/2017

Combine Harvesters: axial vs. hybrid technology

Dear readers, on our blog today we’re taking a closer look at some different harvester types on the market. What’s the difference between a harvester with an axial or a hybrid threshing unit? How to make the right choice? Let’s go and take a look into the main features of th...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 04/04/2017

Renew your fleet by reconditioning!

Hello everyone! We know very well that maintaining a fleet of machinery involves high costs. This is why many business owners are starting to follow alternative routes regarding the purchase of new equipment, such as the choice of reconditioned or repaired machinery. According to this logic, what ...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 1 Year, 8 Months, 22 Hours, 49 Minutes ago

Alternative fuel for farming machinery

Welcome back dear friends! On our blog today, we’re telling you some powerful news: dual-fuel engines for the agricultural sector. You probably know them from cars, but now you can use them for tractors that have been around for a while. Why don’t you give them a little thought? L...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 09/03/2017

Big vs small farms?

Welcome back, dear friends! On our blog today we are trying to find an answer to a question that we hear often, but that isn’t so easy to answer. And it can sometimes be misleading or confusing. The question is: Do big farms and small family businesses have a different approach to agricultu...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 07/03/2017

How to keep workers safe? Best practices

We at BKT consider safety a priority, especially in at risk workplaces like quarries and mines, which involve round the clock work shifts and constantly operating equipment to maintain productivity. As a result, one has to pay extreme attention to avoid accidents to people and machinery. Today ...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 03/02/2017

How to take care of your tractor during the winter

In many parts of the world, we are right in the middle of the cold season. That is why we’d like to give you some tips on how to take care of your tractor in winter time. Making sure that your piece of farming machinery is well equipped to face even the toughest temperatures is an essen...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 23/12/2016

Help your excavator facing the winter

We are in the middle of winter time. In some parts of the world, this means low temperatures, ice and snow. Unfortunately, this makes it difficult - if not impossible - to carry out certain operations. That is why many pieces of equipment – especially the smaller and more compact ones &ndash...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 16/12/2016

The best BKT tires for soil preparation

Preparing the soil for any tillage operation is the very first thing you do before starting a new cultivation cycle. This step is really important since it significantly and positively influences the growing up of your crops. As the saying goes: Well begun is half done! Every farmer knows how essen...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 07/12/2016

Maintenance tips for compact loaders

Better safe than sorry! Versatility, sturdy design, high transport speed and low-consumption engines: compact loaders are equipment that ensure huge advantages in multiple situations. But how to care for your equipment in order to maintain the same levels of productivity and efficiency over tim...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 02/12/2016

Telehandlers - the best features

What topic are we focusing on today? It’s time to talk about telehandlers. Do you know the main features of the latest products on the market? We’ll tell you. It’s high load capacity, maneuverability, reduced fuel consumption, comfortable cabin and remote control option!&nbs...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 01/12/2016

How to choose the right tractor?

Tractors come and go - like many things. We always hope that our vehicle will stay with us as long as possible. Nevertheless, sooner or later, the H-hour comes out and a wild-goose chase starts: looking for a new tractor often leads to a lot of doubts and hesitations.  Here are some tips to ...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery
  • 16/11/2016

How can machinery rental improve sustainability?

Welcome back, dear friends! Have you ever considered renting a tractor or other pieces of machinery to do a better job? If the answer is yes, well done! According to a recent research by the European Commission, rental could be the key to reaching the target of a circular economy that improve...


by BKT Tires | World and Machinery