By: Laurie Bedord
As equipment has grown, so has the tire’s responsibility to bear that load.
As equipment has grown, so has the tire’s responsibility to bear that load. Yet, that increase in size presents its own set of problems.
“You have a huge planter that will do an incredible amount of work yet that introduces some challenges,” says Ken Brodbeck, an engineer for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “You’re carrying a huge amount of weight and that weight requires either large tires or many of them, and higher pressures.”