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Tread Carefully When Buying Tractor Tires

El Centro, California (NAPSI) - Just as car owners have to pay attention to keep their tires  in good shape, farmers also need to keep farm equipment tires in mind.

Brand,  price and convenience may play a part when you look to buy tires, but a  farmer’s tire choice is much more involved. Selecting the right tire  for a tractor, harvester or grain cart can have a lasting effect on a  farm’s productivity and the environment in general.

The good news, experts say, is that investing the time and trouble  required to find the best ag tire can pay dividends for your farm and its  bottom line.

One of the latest developments in tractor tires is the YieldBib ag radial  created by Michelin North America Agricultural Tires. They deliver better  fuel economy, longevity and traction even in adverse conditions. And the way  the tire does it helps the environment by improving tire footprint on the  ground while helping reduce equipment carbon footprints.

Less Impact On The Ground

For starters, the new tire safely runs at much lower air pressures, so it  spreads the weight of equipment with its longer footprint, reducing its  impact on the ground so crops grow more readily with less soil compaction. This  reduced impact can lead to better fuel economy. Spread over 12−14-hour  days and hundreds of acres, that means finishing fields sooner, spending less  on fuel and reducing carbon emissions.

Better For The Environment

The new radial is also designed to withstand stubble damage from  today’s stronger crop stalks so that it lasts longer, which helps the  farmer’s pocketbook, and with fewer waste tires tossed into landfills.

Said James Crouch of Michelin North America, “Farmers have a lot more  factors to think about when choosing farm tires than passenger car tires.  They have to select tires that will help them produce the most crops and help  them be good stewards of the land. The right farm tire helps their business  at the same time that it protects the environment.”

To learn more about how farm tires protect the environment and farmer  investments, visit