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New radial tire for irrigation equipment reduces compaction

New radial tire for irrigation equipment reduces compaction

The new radial tire from Dawson is a first for the irrigation industry.

Reducing compaction with a center pivot rig has long term implications for the health of your field, and many different approaches have been tried. Now comes the first radial pivot tire developed by Dawson Tire & Wheel, Gothenberg, Neb. in partnership with Trelleborg. The tire made its debut during Husker Harvest Days this year.

Dawson works with dealers from across the country to provide tire service for farmers and offers all major brands. The company's services offer dealers a way to provide buyers of machinery the tire service needed.

For irrigation, this new 320/85R38 tire will replace the popular 13.6x38 irrigation tire common on many center pivot systems. And the tire will provide a range of radial advantages, according to Dawson Tire & Wheel.

The tire runs at lower-pressure common with radials which reduces compaction and lengthens the footprint of the tire in operation for improved traction. The tire has a heavy load rating even at low pressure which suits it for use in corner arm applications too. And it fits a standard 10x38 wheel without the need for a tube.

Radial tires have been common in agriculture for some time, but this is a first for the irrigation industry, a pivot tire, according to the company. As farmers seek better ways to reduce compaction for all equipment radial tires offer some options.

The tire uses Trelleborg's patented R-1W lug pattern along with interlug terracing which provides better cleanout when pushing through muddy fields. And the tire has stronger radial construction compared to a 6-ply bias tire.

The tire comes with an 8-year warranty and the price is $850 per tire mounted. You can learn more from Dawson Wheel & Tire by calling 888/604-3403 or visit

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