What are flotation tires you might wonder and what are they used for. Here we will point out some of the differences, between these tires and their main use cases.
Normal traction tires are used to move vehicles forward or backwards and used to translate the torque from the engine through the axel via wheels to the surface. The tires will create traction to move the vehicle forward. Often various tread designs are used depending on the surface.
Flotation tires are wide tires that are intended to float on the surface and have a wide contact area and round shoulder area to disperse the load and to prevent the vehicle from sinking through sand or lose soil.
Flotation tires are good at moving forward and having good lateral grip as they drive on soft surfaces with minimum impact on the surface.
Main use cases for flotation tires are when you have heavy equipment that needs to navigate through soft surfaces without sinking and getting stuck and not damaging the surfaces.
Flotation tires educe soil compaction, which can be very important within farming as that can have a negative impact on the yield.
Main industry for flotation tires are within agriculture, to both prevents sinking through soft soil and sand and then to reduce the compaction of the soil.
You will need flotation tires both for your tractor as well as for your trailers. So make sure you purchase agriculture trailer tires that are flotation.
Flotation tires are designed to also be used off field and will give you good driving comfort and are able to carry heavy loads. The wide surface area is good at distributing the weight over a large area for minimal surface impact.