Agronomy Tip: Calculate Tire Inflation Pressure to Minimize Soil Compaction Risk

Brad Harris, Manager of Global Agricultural Field Engineering at Firestone Ag, recommends calculating your tire inflation pressure as you evaluate your tractor setup and consider the consequences of compaction.

“Firestone Ag’s website has an inflation pressure calculator. You can input your tires’ axle load and tire size, if you’re running singles, duals, or triples, and it will calculate the minimum inflation pressure needed to carry the load,” he explains.

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