Choosing the right tires for your vehicle can be a difficult task, as there are many factors that can make each tire unique. Since the tread of the tire is what will be directly in contact with the soil surface, it's important to choose something that functions well on the terrain you interact with the most. The right tire for the right job and terrain (working with the right inflation pressure) will enable you to work more efficiently, safely and prolong the lifespan of your tires, potentially reducing avoidable costs.
Tires are an intricate part of every machine. They come in a variety of sizes and treads, depending on the kind of work they need to do: each tire is specifically fit for its function. Tires are made out of synthetic rubber with a fabric covering, and have an inner structure used to strengthen the tire and make it long-lasting.
Today’s blog will guide you through which types of tires are best suited for certain terrains within the agricultural sphere, to help you decide which product will be the ideal companion to accompany your day-to-day tasks. So, let’s get started!
Farmers and contractors need reliable tires to get the most out of their farming equipment. Agriculture tires are designed for field work - which can come in all sorts of conditions. They are very large with very deep treads to enable great traction and pulling and pushing strength. What’s more, agriculture tires are designed to reduce soil compaction which is bad for crop yield.
If you’re interested in learning more about agriculture tires, check out our vast product range here. Now let’s take a look at some of our best-sellers, which are each tailored to different tasks and terrains on the farm.
BKT specifically designed the AGRIMAX V-FLECTO for high-power tractors (with equally high -power jobs!). With its VF technology, this tire can carry heavy loads with a lower inflating pressure, reaching high speeds. It also ensures reduced soil compaction and has sought-after self-cleaning properties, making it ideal for soil tillage. Soil tillage is the mechanical processing of soil, preparing it for seeding. If you’ve got a high maintenance job with a high-power machine, AGRIMAX V-Flecto is the tire for you.
AGRIMAX RT 657 is perfect for on-the-road usage, guaranteeing excellent driving comfort and those all-important fuel savings! This robust tire is also suitable for daily tasks on the soil, such as soil tillage, and can also be suitable for vineyard harvesting (depending on tire size). This is another of our versatile products which we would recommend for a variety of different terrains on the farm - with no compromise on performance.
Turf tires are designed to provide low soil compaction without damaging the turf due to the rounded shoulders and tread design. Imagine the tarnished aesthetic of a football pitch, on which worked a lawn mowers provided with wrong tires, covered in deep track marks - and beyond the aesthetic, these could even trip up players!
The aforementioned vehicles are less powerful forms of machinery, with minimal traction abilities. A key example is the GF 304 for golf applications: it is designed for comfort and immaculate turf protection. Additionally, the AT 119 is a tire designed specifically for the mower, and is suitable for all terrains pertaining to lawn and garden applications. Its tire tread design ensures excellent field protection whilst meeting your mower needs.
ATV tires are designed specifically for all-terrain vehicles (ATV). So, in relation to this guide, these are the tires that have got you covered for each and every agricultural terrain!
However, to be more specific, we’re going to talk about our trusty AT 171: a tire specially designed for mud bogger tractors. So, if you’re looking for a tire fit for purpose for wet and muddy terrains - the AT 171 is for you! Why? The directional and extra-deep tread design provides excellent traction, which is all the more necessary on slippery surfaces!
One of the most important aspects of any vehicle is its tires. And believe us, we’re not biased - these are simply the facts! Not only do tires provide a certain iconic aesthetic factor, they are also vital for your safety and for the overall performance of your vehicle. The tread on your tires can greatly increase your traction, which will keep you safer in extreme weather conditions. By following this guide, you will find that you have more traction, better handling, and a more comfortable ride - whatever the weather, and whatever terrain is under-wheel! Head on over to the BKT Tires website to discover the huge diversity of tires available for every agricultural job - and every terrain - imaginable.