Agronomy Tip: Quality Tires Translate to Savings in the Fields
Brad Harris, Manager of Global Agricultural Field Engineering at Firestone Ag recommends ensuring you have quality tires on when going to do field work so you can avoid a flat or a need to repair.
“During planting or harvest, we don't want anything stopping us. If we have a flat tire because we didn't replace one that showed wear, we then have to wait for a tire technician to show up with a replacement tire when we should be planting,” Harris explains.
Based on data from Pioneer Hybrids, there is potential for yield drag as a result of planting delays at about $627 per hour.
“What we really want to focus on is preventative maintenance up front so that we aren’t wasting dollars per hour waiting for help and tires to show up,” Harris says.