900 mm tires at 40 psi and 900 mm tires at 10 psi. The visual difference in tires inflated at road, top, and field, bottom, ratings using CTIS.

How low can you go when it comes to tire pressure?

Tires can take lower pressure, but using low pressure to reduce compaction depends on farmer comfort level

Reading Time: 4 minutes The impact of farm equipment causing soil compaction is primarily a function of soil moisture at the time of traffic combined with the total weight, axle load and tire pressure of the implement. By lowering tire pressure, we reduce the impact of soil compaction up to a point, which is a function of the ability […] Read more

Darcy Goossen (centre) being presented with his award in the farm safety category.

Tire Grabber invention wins farm safety award

Reading Time: < 1 minute Farmer Darcy Goossen invented the Tire Grabber to help farmers safely change large-scale tires. Goossen wanted to make it easier and safer to change his own large tires and do tire repairs on-farm himself. It took him about five years to get the product to the final version. “I originally started this to keep my […] Read more

Michelin introduces the high-speed FloatXBib tire for spreaders.

Michelin introduces the FloatXBib tire for spreaders

New increased flexion tire helps reduce compaction

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – As the size and top speed of both towed and self-propelled farm equipment grows, the demands placed on tires become ever more extreme. And manufacturers have been struggling to offer tires that meet those demands. Tires must carry heavier loads and travel much faster on roads than previous generations. “Often times on […] Read more

The AgriCup is manufactured the same way as standard tires with the same material and is mounted on a standard rim. However, it is much heavier and can run with lower air pressure.

New ag tire looks flat, but delivers elevated performance

The strange-looking tires run with lower air pressure than conventional tires

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – The AgriCup tire debut during the American 2019 Farm Progress Show had a few farmers scratching their heads. “Are those tires supposed to look like that? I think they need some air,” said a show attendee at the Galileo Wheel booth to company co-founder Avishay Novoplanski. The AgriCup is built with more […] Read more

RoadBib is designed for tractors that split their time between field and road, such as manure, silage, grain carts, water tanks and spreading equipment.

New tractor tire improves on-road ride

New tire type is designed to improve tire life, handling and operator comfort through reduced vibration

Reading Time: 2 minutes “Bib” the Michelin Man has just introduced a new tire aimed at farmers who regularly drive their tractors on public roads, towing heavy loads. The Michelin RoadBib has a new tread design. Instead of a traditional lugged tire, it features 52 blocks with a wide footprint and shallow tread. The tire has a plain, central […] Read more

Burying sensors in the soil and running machines over top, like this demonstration at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, 
helps engineers establish tire inflation pressure guidelines to minimize soil compaction problems.

Looking for machinery compaction data

Ontario team working to establish tire inflation guidelines

Reading Time: 3 minutes Preventing soil compaction is something farmers should keep in mind, particularly with the scale of modern farm equipment. At Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock, Ont., Alex Barrie, engineer in training with the Ontario Environmental Management Branch, demonstrated his group’s efforts to study the impact equipment can have on the soil. They have been conducting […] Read more

OMAFRA engineer-in-training Alex Barrie gives a signal to the driver of a self-propelled sprayer during a session about soil compaction.

Farmers look to trucking industry to help soil compaction issues

Weight distribution across increasingly heavy equipment is critical

Reading Time: 2 minutes Truckers in North America and farmers in Europe know all about regulations related to weight of equipment — and innovative solutions to deal with those regulations. At a session during the recent FarmSmart Expo at the University of Guelph’s Elora Research Station, Ontario farmers heard they might need to learn those strategies one day. “The […] Read more