Tire pressure is an easy-to-overlook maintenance item critical to the success of planting season. Soil compaction is greater when tires are underinflated, robbing the soil of its ability to hold air and water.

By prioritizing proper tires for your tractor and knowing the weight-carrying capacity and speed requirements, growers can be more efficient and forward-thinking this planting season. It’s also essential for growers to understand how to adjust these components to fit a variety of field conditions.

Properly working tires can also maximize yield, especially with a Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS). When producers link a compressor to each tire on the machine for on-the-go pressure adjustments, CTIS can increase inflation pressure while running safely on the road, decreasing unnecessary wear on your equipment and soil.

Read more on tips for maintaining tires this planting season here.