Ceat vs bkt

MarkT5

Member
Location
Sheffield
Evening folks,
Wanting to order a set of tyres, tyre man says that the Ceat are better than the bkt what we had on last time. Basically anyone had any ceat tyres on and think there better than the bkt. We had a set of bkt on it last time and they have done 4000 hour of mainly road work so wondering wether to have same again or try something new. Not interested in top brands as it’s only a cheap tractor so sticking with the cheaper end of tyres as it’s only use to rake, cart silage and spray so not needing a lot of grip.
We had vredstein on a different tractor and don’t think a lot to them for the money so just sticking with the cheaper brands. The bkt hasn’t had a puncture, or let us down in the 5 year they have been on but never hurts to try a new brand.
Thanks
 

MarkT5

Member
Location
Sheffield
Ours is the tanvic tyres dealer. I trust what they say but we have got on well with the bkt brand and its one of them that do you trust them or stick with what you know?
 

RmfJ

Member
Location
Pembrokeshire
Ours is the tanvic tyres dealer. I trust what they say but we have got on well with the bkt brand and its one of them that do you trust them or stick with what you know?
What is the price difference? If it’s very little, not a lot of point in changing if you’re happy with bkt.
 

LMPom

Member
Different place to us so at least it's not one opinion. To be honest we would have had bkt again but the tractor they were going on does very little and the ceat were cheaper so thought we'd give them a try.
 

MarkT5

Member
Location
Sheffield
What you doing with the tractor? This will be pulling a dump trailer, silage trailer and rake mainly. All up hills and down in this area. Don’t want them to just disappear with the road work. There’s about 250 quid difference in price between the set.
 

defender

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
Ceat on a tractor here for2 years , happy with them, does a fair bit of road work,
Also does the feeder wagon so a lot of tight turns on the concrete and wearing ok
Had bkt on before and don't think there is much difference between them
 

C.J

Member
Location
South Devon
I've had a pair of CEAT 600/65R38 for 2 years end of this month.

The only negative is they shouldn't be inflated less than 0.8 Bar/12 psi.
 

john432

Member
Location
Carmarthenshire
Has anyone checked the rolling circumference of CEAT tyres compared to other brands? friend has a replacement set of 650/65r38 on his tractor, and is convinced they are much smaller in overall diameter.
 

Boydvalley

Member
Location
Bath
I strongly suspect there’s more money in CEATs if everyone is suddenly recommending them.

Done a tractor and loader last autumn with them, seem fine, tractor rides well. Old JCB seems a lot higher with them, asked if they came with a ladder, but then the old set was a set of Grippsters that definitely qualified as slicks.
 

Henery

Member
Location
South shropshire
Ours were the first Ceats fitted by our tyre fitter, since he’s fitted a lot more and says he’s had no trouble, he fits a lot of loadalls with the ceat lift pro too which I hear good things about to.
about to put tyres on the Merlo, where did you source Ceat from ? Had BKT on it once and lasted half as long as Mitas ?
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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