A successful harvest first begins with properly running equipment. The often-overlooked but critical component of any piece of machinery – the tires – require special care before trekking out for that first pass. For machinery that’s been sitting in storage throughout the growing season, farmers can expect tire pressure to decrease by 2 psi with each month of no movement.
Combines and other equipment that run at low air pressure are especially sensitive to air loss. When harvest loads get big and the weight climbs higher, each psi value is critical to carrying such enormous loads. An accurate tire gauge is essential to ensure your tires are ready for the job.
Read more on appropriate tire safety and preparation ahead of harvest here.
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