Flotation grain trailer tyres.

Location
sh!t creek
Thinking of put our old Marston 14t. grain trailer on flotation tyres. Want radials & seem to recall someone saying that a certain type didn't ride as well as some - would it be a cross-ply & is a 550 wide tyre a cross-ply only ?
Screenshot_20220125-133958_Gallery.jpg
 

gone

Member
Location
Carlow Ireland
Thinking of put our old Marston 14t. grain trailer on flotation tyres. Want radials & seem to recall someone saying that a certain type didn't ride as well as some - would it be a cross-ply & is a 550 wide tyre a cross-ply only ?View attachment 1012304
What size are the current tyres?
I do not rate crossply floatation tyres, especially 500/45r22.5s, they are not up to the weights or speeds of modern equipment.
 

tr250

Member
Location
Northants
We have 2 14ton Bailey trailers with 550/45r22.5 and they are ok for what we do but I wouldn’t want too much more weight on them. As said above the higher sidewall 560s are far better but they probably won’t go on your trailer because the axles won’t be far enough apart. The ones like we have are the same height as super singles but 100 times better on the field
 

gone

Member
Location
Carlow Ireland
Current size tyres = 385/65 x 22.5 super singles.
Which are very good on the road & excellent at creating compaction View attachment 1012316
Michelin now do a 560/45r22.5 that is roughly the same height as the super singles
Nokian and BKT also do a steelbelted version of the same size and I have not found a big difference between either of the later 2.
 

gone

Member
Location
Carlow Ireland
The 560/60 will out last the 560/45 by a long bit plus are easier pulled which is noticable in wet conditions
Yes, but 560/60r22.5s are about 7" taller, which is not too much for the height of the trailer, unless near the limit of whatever is loading it. The big issue with the extra 7" is the distance between the axles on the Marston, if they fit???????????????? it will be too tight for comfort, IMO.
 
Location
sh!t creek
Yes, but 560/60r22.5s are about 7" taller, which is not too much for the height of the trailer, unless near the limit of whatever is loading it. The big issue with the extra 7" is the distance between the axles on the Marston, if they fit???????????????? it will be too tight for comfort, IMO.
One of the Stewart's is in the same yard as the Marston - so I'll run the tape over them tomorrow if I get a minute. If they will fit - I think it'll be very tight under the body
 

gone

Member
Location
Carlow Ireland
The 560/60 will out last the 560/45 by a long bit plus are easier pulled which is noticable in wet conditions
I changed my trailer from 560/45r22.5s to 560/60r22.5 for exactly this reason and they can carry significantly more weight. While it worked ok on the road, when in the field and loaded the slightest bit of clay use to block it, so much so that it would have to be tipped slightly to move it in the field. It was put back on 560/45r22.5s
IMG_20220120_143126.jpg
 

daveydiesel1

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
I changed my trailer from 560/45r22.5s to 560/60r22.5 for exactly this reason and they can carry significantly more weight. While it worked ok on the road, when in the field and loaded the slightest bit of clay use to block it, so much so that it would have to be tipped slightly to move it in the field. It was put back on 560/45r22.5s
View attachment 1012350
How is your massey global pleasin u?
 

daveydiesel1

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
It is a poverty speck tractor and that is very obvious, but it is great for it. A great gutsy engine, a nice simple dyna4 gearbox, a nice simple lift and 100Lpm pump is brilliant for loader work. I only have it a fortnight, but so far so good.
Whats it like on fuel
 

Make Tax Digital Software Poll

  • Quickbooks

    Votes: 33 16.8%
  • Sage

    Votes: 20 10.2%
  • Xero

    Votes: 89 45.4%
  • Other

    Votes: 54 27.6%

Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

  • 112
  • 0
Written by William Kellett from Agriland

court-640x360.jpg
A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
Top