Radial tire applications

Radial tire technology delivers substantial benefits to the agricultural industry. The properties of radial tires help farmers achieve better productivity, efficiency and higher yield.

Tire construction

Bias (diagonal, cross-ply) tire
A pneumatic tire in which the ply cords extend to the beads and are laid at alternate angles less than 90° to the center line of the tread.

Radial ply tire
A pneumatic tire in which the ply cords extend to the beads and are laid at 90° to the center line of the tread. The inextensible circumferential belt stabilizes the tire carcass.

Footprint

Bias and radial tire comparison

Bias	Radial Traction - Smaller footprint - Deformations in the tread pattern = More slip, less traction	+ Wider and longer footprint + Less distortion in the tread pattern = Better grip, better traction Ground handling - Higher inflation pressure - Uneven ground pressure distribution = Higher soil compaction	+ Lower inflation pressure + Even ground pressure distribution = Gentle ground handling Productivity - Lower tractive force and more slip - Higher risk of punctures, cuts and tears = Lower productivity	+ Better traction, improved transfer of power to the ground + Greater resistance to punctures, cuts and tears = Better productivity Economy Higer fuel consumption Rapid wear = Higher operational costs	+ Reduced fuel consumption + Longer service life = Lower operation costs