Nokian Tyres Intuitu-a new tire management system

The new Nokian Tyres Intuitu lets you know how your tires are doing and you can check it based on one vehicle or a whole fleet through the cloud operated system.

So regardless if you want to check your fleet’s truck tires or if you have a tractor tires that you want to ensure that you have the correct inflation pressure, you can do it easily with Nokian Intuitu.

The Nokian Tyres Intuitu system allows drivers, fleet managers and even equipment manufacturers to gain access to monitor the tire pressure and allow for optimal performance.

For drivers this means safer work environment, higher productivity, easier monitoring of the tire pressure and sustainability.

For fleet managers it allows them to improve the tire service life, less machine downtime, lower cost of ownership, ability to plan and schedule service and ensure that tire pressure is at the correct levels.

For the equipment manufacturers it allows them to develop better products and promote sustainability.

Being connected to your tires allow for digital smart tires with tire pressure sensors, tire temperature sensors and tread wear sensors, that can be accessed through your mobile phone or a tablet.

This is then connected through an API to the Nokian data warehouse where the information can be accessed through the cloud to monitor the status of the tires.

Tire pressure is important in the fuel consumption of the equipment as well as the wear of the tires, so to make sure that you have long trouble free service life you will need to monitor your tire pressure.

More savings, better safety and longer warranty for your tires can all be achieved by using Nokian Tyres Intuitu.

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Use liquid ballasting for your tires

Ballasting can be used for certain applications and is not uncommon in agriculture and forestry, where the tractor tires or the forestry tires are filled with water or a water and salt mixture to prevent freezing.

Water ballasting increases the weight, so that the equipment will be more stable and you will have better traction and be able to reduce slip.

You should use tubes to prevent the rims from rusting. Also you should use special water permeable valves. Use the tubes that are recommended by the tire manufacturer. Warranties can be invalid otherwise, the same goes if you use anything else than liquid to fill the tires.

If you are only operating above freezing and freezing is not an issue, you will only use water and you should fill 75% of the tire volume with water and the remaining volume with air to get to the recommended tire pressure. The tire volume can be found in the technical manual.

If you need the tires to be able to handle -30°C / -22°F, you will need to add commercial salt, so that the combined volume is 75% volume, you should use the tables that can be found in the technical manual.

Make sure to check the pressure regularly as it is only 25% of the volume that is air. The pressure should also be checked when there are big changes in the temperature.

Ballasting is not something that is always needed, however if you have massive slip and tracks or chains are not possible, then liquid ballasting with water will provide your equipment with increased machine stability. The weight will increase so you will have higher fuel costs, but if the productivity is increased due to less slip it will be worth it.

It is recommended that a professional tyre shop will fill the tires.

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Cattle Farmers Will Depend On Their Tractor For Most Of The Heavy Work

Cattle farmers in Missouri, who will see a full range of different weathers, will need to ensure that the tractor can handle the changing weather conditions, without problems. Most cattle will be grass feed, which makes it easy and quite low maintenance during the summertime. For wintertime, they will need to rely on the hay and saw up holes in the pond as the cows can drink up to 20 liters per day. Smaller farms can be very low maintenance and self sufficient, as long as the food supply is cared for.

One bull will be enough to breed and keep a healthy 50 calves farm running and a tractor for taking care of the side work around the farm. The side work will include planting new grass and keeping the grass fields in good condition. You also need to make hay bales for the winter season so that the cows can eat when the grass is covered in snow. You will need grass cutting attachment to the tractor, a rake and then a baler trailer. For the equipment it is important to use good quality agriculture tires, which will give you good grip all year around, regardless of weather conditions. If your tractor gets stuck or won’t be able to perform the necessary duties, you will end up having to pay a contractor to do work tasks.

It is often not only the tractor tires that are important also the agricultural trailer tires are of importance. When you planting new grass for the cattle, you want to have a low compaction of the soil, as well as you don’t want to damage existing lawns, so the tires should be so called flotation tires to ensure that the surface pressure is as low as it can be.

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