Farming today is much more run by equipment than in the past, which of course has improved the productivity. This enables a smaller farm to become profitable that is if they can leverage the machine costs. Todays tractors are getting bigger, packed with more power and can handle higher speeds. With more and more people wanting locally produced food, they are willing to pay a premium for organically farmed and for products that don’t have to travel long distances as it has less of an environmental impact.
To maximize the utilization of the equipment needed,
contracting has become a big part of today’s farming. You can outsource part of
the work to contracting companies that can do the work for you, which can be
cheaper than purchasing the specific equipment needed. The contracting
companies can purchase the equipment and cater a large number of farms to keep
the utilization high. In a similar way local farms owners can also do
contracting work on a smaller scale to other farms in the area. To cater to
this type of higher equipment utilization, you will need higher quality agriculture tires. Tires that can
do the job without much maintenance or problems are of high demand. A long
service life is key to a profitable operation.
The key in farming is the flotation tires have has a low surface pressure and thus has a
lower impact on the compaction of the soil. This ensures that you have a higher
yield versus normal tractor tires. It is not only the tractor that requires
flotation tires; you need to also fit your trailers with agricultural trailer
tires that are of flotation type.
During the winter season you can also use your tractor to
take on various snow removal contract work. This tends to be quite well paid,
as people want to have full access, which require immediate snow removal. You
will need to have winter commercial tireson your tractor that will give you
enough grip on snowy and icy roads to be able to perform the snow clearing
tasks. You also need to have tires that can easily operate on normal roads and
can drive at high speeds with good driving comfort, so that you can easily take
on contracting work to improve the profitability of your farming business.
Heavy trucks will need premium quality haul tires if they are meant to go the distance. The bigger the truck, then more tires you will have and they need to be able to handle both the load and the distance. Good quality truck tires might require a bit higher investment, but they will most likely save you a lot of money in the long run. Premium tires have lower rolling resistance, which translates to lower tire wear and also lower fuel consumption. This means that you both have to replace your tires less often as well as you don’t have to fuel up as often. Both these factors will lead to cost savings over time.
When you have premium tires you can retread them once the
tread wears out. This does require though that the carcass is still in good
condition after the tire is worn out. A carcass can be used one or two times,
which gives you a good quality tire for a fraction of the price and in a more
environmental way. This can reduce your tire budget; even tough the initial
investment is higher. So when you are purchasing new tires, make sure to select
tires that are built to last and can handle long distances.
Make sure that you maintain the tires properly and that you
schedule enough tire maintenance to ensure that you can inspect the tires as
well as check the tire pressure. One of the biggest reasons for tire failure on
big rigs is due to low tire pressure. It is often the trailers that cause the
problems, as more people check the pressure on their own equipment more
frequently. The low pressure damages the carcass so that you can’t use it later
for retreading. Low tire pressure also increases the rolling resistance leading
to higher fuel costs.
If you will drive during winter conditions, your truck might
need winter approved truck tires with the 3PMSF-symbol. This symbol indicates
that the winter commercial tires have been
tested and approved for winter conditions. Some countries require that you have
proper tires during the winter season. Safe driving is essential both for your
drivers as well as making sure that they products can be delivered safely
without any delays, regardless of the weather conditions.