Short answer might be yes, however we don’t recommend it! Although you might be getting the desired outcome with your machine and gaining traction – it will have a negative effect on the longevity of your agricultural tyres. We might suggest using factory weights on the hubs, nose or tail of the machine while reducing pressures while at work. But our recommendation is to avoid water filling.
This one might sound simple but in the agricultural tyre game there are a lot of contributing factors we need to consider:
A general rule we need to familiarise ourselves with is – the lower the pressure, the better traction we will get and more comfort in the machine. However the lower the pressure the more stress it puts on our tyres and may limit the longevity of our tractor tyres. We need to try to find the balance.
The best solution is to give us a call and have the discussion with one of our professional team members at ALPHA tyres.
There is no straight answer to this one. In a lot of cases “yes” it can be done because of the large repairable surface area, slow operating machinery and low pressure. It is always to be determined by our professional agricultural tyre technician. We also have an option to do a major vulcanizing tyre repair. We need to remember when repairing side walls this is usually a short term fix as we will soon notice stress fractures begin to form around the tyre.
Bias tyres are made by crisscrossing cords of polyester and nylon belts at a 30 to 45-degree angle to the tread’s centre line. Whereas Radials are constructed with crisscrossing steel belts underneath the tread and increase structural integrity. It’s important to remember when replacing tyres that we marry up radials with radials and bias with bias.
This really depends on the product. Unfortunately in recent years there are no longer any products manufactured in Australia. Majority of the product we see in Australia are made in China, India and Europe. Remember that it’s not so much about where they are made but more about the brand who is responsible for engineering and quality control.
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