710/60/ x 42 v 650/75 x 38… which is best !

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sh!t creek
I am looking at several second hand tractors all same model/ hp. Some have 710/60 x 42 & 600/60 x 30 & one has 650/75 x 38 & 600/65 x 28 tyres. Which would be the better tyre traction-wise for ploughing, sub-soiling, X-pressing etc. ?
We have a slightly smaller tractor on the 650/75 x 38 & 600/65 x 28 which grip well, we also have a larger tractor on 650/65 x 42 & 540/65 x 30 which is useless.
 
I am looking at several second hand tractors all same model/ hp. Some have 710/60 x 42 & 600/60 x 30 & one has 650/75 x 38 & 600/65 x 28 tyres. Which would be the better tyre traction-wise for ploughing, sub-soiling, X-pressing etc. ?
We have a slightly smaller tractor on the 650/75 x 38 & 600/65 x 28 which grip well, we also have a larger tractor on 650/65 x 42 & 540/65 x 30 which is useless.

We swapped from a tractor on 710/60x42 / 600 60 x 30 to 650 75 x 38 / 600 65 x 28 both same hp and the 650’s are far better for grip.
 

HarryB97

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Mixed Farmer
38 inch rims will be best. Never worth bothering with a 42 unless it’s a 710/70/42 and up, they also look terrible having a smaller sidewall.
 

Will 1594

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Arable Farmer
I am looking at several second hand tractors all same model/ hp. Some have 710/60 x 42 & 600/60 x 30 & one has 650/75 x 38 & 600/65 x 28 tyres. Which would be the better tyre traction-wise for ploughing, sub-soiling, X-pressing etc. ?
We have a slightly smaller tractor on the 650/75 x 38 & 600/65 x 28 which grip well, we also have a larger tractor on 650/65 x 42 & 540/65 x 30 which is useless.
Think you have answered your own question
 

ColinV6

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38 inch rims will be best. Never worth bothering with a 42 unless it’s a 710/70/42 and up, they also look terrible having a smaller sidewall.

Look terrible? When I was in buying this the salesman wondered if I wanted 650/75/38 rears as a free swap as he had someone wanting the 42” rears for his but I think it looks bang on. Didn’t like the look with 38’s and huge tyres personally.

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Location
sh!t creek
You have one on 42. And said it useless 38.s are far better carry more at less pressure had them on 77 deere and Massey good tyres
Not exactly correct. We have 42's yes - but in a 65 profile & 650 width "Multibib" the tyres I was asking about are a 60 profile & 710 width- Xoebid" vf & Trelleborg TM1060 vf which I have no experience of. The only similarities are they are black, round & Miltibib & Xeobib made by Michelin
 

Khan

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Location
Emerald Isle
I am looking at several second hand tractors all same model/ hp. Some have 710/60 x 42 & 600/60 x 30 & one has 650/75 x 38 & 600/65 x 28 tyres. Which would be the better tyre traction-wise for ploughing, sub-soiling, X-pressing etc. ?
We have a slightly smaller tractor on the 650/75 x 38 & 600/65 x 28 which grip well, we also have a larger tractor on 650/65 x 42 & 540/65 x 30 which
We had a MF6495 with 650/75r38 and still have a set of 710/60r42 Xeobibs for top work and early spraying/topdressing. The 650 is a better tyre for ploughing and grip, Xeobibs far better for secondary cultivation and they can be run very low for rolling and other light work. Never ploughed with them but don't think they'd be that tidy. The Xeobibs also don't have a high load rating though Michelin have Axiobibs in the same size that can be run higher pressure for heavier mounted equipment.
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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