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Efficiency is everything on the farm. And especially when it comes to irrigation farming. So, what does a tire built for efficiency look like?

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Any farmer with a center pivot irrigation system can tell you, they can be a headache. Mainly due to pivot tires. The harsh conditions that pivot tires operate in damage tires easily. Causing damage to the field and irrigation system alike.

There are a few solutions that are commonly seen in fields including taller tires, wider tires, and steel or plastic tires. However, these options never truly fix all the problems out in the field.


Efficiency is everything on the farm. And especially when it comes to irrigation farming. So, what does a tire built for efficiency look like?

No Flat Tires

Flat tires in the field cause all sorts of problems. They cause downtime, are difficult to remove, and create added expenses. If they aren’t found early enough, they can cause damage to towers and the crop. This is why we are seeing more and more farmers turn to airless tire options in the field.

There are three main types of airless tires. Steel, plastic, and solid rubber. One of the main issues farmers have with airless tires is that they lack flexibility. Flexibility is a critical aspect of traction. without it, the tire will slip on obstacles and easily get stuck. Solid rubber tires use apertures to allow the rubber to flex as the tire travels. Allowing for better traction while also never going flat.

Stuck Towers and Ruts

Stuck towers are a common problem in the field. This is often due to poor traction and deep ruts. A tire will get stuck in a trouble spot in the field and then lacks the traction to paddle through.

If this is your issue, trying a tire with a bi-directional tread pattern with a concave profile will probably be the most suitable choice. A bi-directional tread allows a tire to paddle through mud without digging. The concave profile will also hold mud underneath the tire to prevent ruts from forming.

Cost Effectiveness

Cost-effectiveness is another key aspect when purchasing tires for your machine. When determining the cost-effectiveness of a tire you have to look at a few things. The initial price, damage that it will prevent, and how long the tire will last.

A great example of an airless pivot tire is the EWRS-PIVOT Series from Evolution Wheel. Featuring an airless no-flat design with a bi-directional tread pattern and concave profile. They don’t go flat and have an anti-rut design that prevents ruts from forming.

A tire like this gives farmers more time to work on other jobs. Saving on labor costs and unnecessary wear. They also last 2-3 times longer than their pneumatic counterparts. Allowing farmers to focus on the more important jobs at hand.


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