Everyone has been in this sort of situation: a tire of your tractor is damaged or goes flat. Really annoying, but things like this happen... yet, tires face challenging situations with heavy loads on tough terrains every day, not forgetting debris, roots or other foreign matters that might cause punctures.
Whatever the reason, once a tire goes flat, it’s anything but changing a car tire – if only it were a piece of cake!
The first thing to do in these cases: stop as soon as you realize what has happened. Driving on with a damaged or flat tire may cause serious damages to the rim or the vehicle structure.
Having assessed the situation and identified the causes, organize the replacement. Remember to contact your local tire dealer as both mounting and dismounting farming tires are hazardous operations. These must be performed by expert and qualified staff members only, using appropriate tools and procedures, as to the instructions of the faming machinery manufacturer, in order to avoid structural damages and to ensure the operator’s safety.
When changing a tire, there are several steps to follow: preparation, inspection, mounting and final check. Let us have a closer look at the single steps.
Before fitting the tire on the rim, the following requirements are to be met:
When doing the job, it is recommended to always refer to the instructions and procedures indicated by the rim, tire, and vehicle manufacturers, and to use appropriate tools and equipment in good condition only.
At this stage, both the rim and the tire to be mounted are checked:
Here we go and see how a tire is mounted on the rim:
This last step is very important:
Well, a flat tire or other tire damages are a real nuisance causing downtime and unexpected costs. In order to possibly avoid these occurrences, our recommendation is to treat your agricultural tires with great care. You’d like to know how? Here you can read about some precautions and hints to keep you tires in a fit state as long as possible.