Titan introduces extreme flotation agricultural tyres
US off-road tyre specialist Titan International has released a new category of Goodyear brand tractor tyres intended to provide better floatation. Initially two ranges from this category are on offer: The Goodyear Super Terra Grip XT 1000/40R32 and the Goodyear DT930 1100/45R46. The tyres feature a wide footprint designed for a smoother ride, tighter turn radius, reduced width, improved flotation and reduced soil compaction. Both also feature low sidewall technology, reducing road lope and power hop and improving lateral stability on hillside conditions.
Scott Sloan, agricultural product manager for Titan’s Goodyear brand, said extreme flotation tyres provide better flotation in normal and wet conditions during spring tillage, fieldwork and harvest. “If you run a self-propelled sprayer or you have a co-op taking care of your side-dressing, your tractor likely doesn’t see any time in the field post-emergence,” he said. “In that case, running a flotation tyre year-round is a no-brainer. Even if you have to swap them out for duals to do a few things in the summer, you’re going to get three times the use out of the extreme flotation tires throughout the season, creating less compaction with every trip through the field than you will with the duals, and you’ll experience much better ride quality doing it.”
The tyre maker notes that a common set up on mechanical front wheel drive (MFWD) tractors is 480/80R50 duals on the rear and 420/85R34 singles on the front. This setup results in a total contact area of 2,368 inches, the front running at 15 psi and the rear running at nine psi. The Goodyear DT930 1100/45R46 on the rear and the Goodyear Super Terra Grip XT 1000/40R32 on front increases contact area by about 20 per cent to 2,716 inches, reducing ground pressure.
Titan’s Goodyear brand extreme flotation tyres also feature LSW technology, which features a larger wheel diameter and smaller sidewall than conventional tyres. This decreases the likelihood for recoil to improve ride quality and stability. Tire Review