Flotation trailer tyres

solo

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Location
worcestershire
Currently I have bailey trailers fitted with 425/65/22.5 tyres, but the smaller 11ton one I use for muck is fairly rutting the fields this time of year. One field in particular has a steep ramp in, which the 155hp on wide tyres only just manages to drag it up. Normally I can manage the trailer with a 120 hp on well worn tyres. Would flotations make the trailer easier to pull off road ? Secondly if flotations were fitted, what would be a good match considering the original tyres were chosen for roadwork and keeping the trailer narrow for the roads I use.
 

JCB_JCR

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Somerset
What tyres are on your 11ton and are you running them at the lowest pressure you can get away with? Got 340/ r18 on my 10 ton and let them down to 30psi for beet harvesting (9tonne loads driving steady on road) and 50psi for 10tonne loads when doing longer road distance at higher speed.
 

Will 1594

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Arable Farmer
We got a set of ceat in summer , think 1800 ish new. Seem decent tyres560/45/22.5
Then landed on another set local , 🥰£750 only done one winter on a muck trailer taking 2 load a week out 3 miles down village and he bought a bigger trailer on floats so had his wheels
 

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JCB_JCR

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Somerset
They'll float! And be much much easier to pull in the field. Wow 100psi must be making a mess and making the trailer rattle too.
I had to laugh last year when my neighbour's big 200hp JD was looking to struggle pulling trailer in beet field where my 75hp little 2wd Massey was travelling fine pulling the same size trailer opening up the headland. Although struggling for power! I suspect his tractor tyres where at about 30psi whereas mine where nearly flat and full of water 😉.
 

Dave488

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You could get these for £305 each


Are only cross plys and not radials, would do the job if you not doing loads of road work, can carry 3. 5T each at 2.8bar and 50km/h, which is plenty for 10T trailer, we have them on 12T trailers with no problems, massive difference to super singles on the field, mu h easier to pull and float on the top.
Obviously you would need rims too, think I've seen £85 quoted for them.

Another firm is Nordic tyres from dumfries, I was quoted £495 for 560/60 r22.5 's with rims and they are more expensive tyres to go on 16T trailer
 

organic antares

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Mixed Farmer
Location
cheshire
We have just had a set of wheels and tyres, (550/45-22.5) for our bailey trailer direct from Bailey's, they were the best price that I could find
 

shumungus

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Livestock Farmer
Changed out four super singles on a 14t dumper for four 600/50R22.5 BKT Ridemax, no comparison on carrying ability in bad conditions. Have hauled side by side with an identical dumper on 560/60R22.5 and whilst they were very good 600's were noticeably better. Had to give £600 a piece for the 600's and rim, Nokians would have been £100 more each.
 

Forever Fendt

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Location
Derbyshire
Currently I have bailey trailers fitted with 425/65/22.5 tyres, but the smaller 11ton one I use for muck is fairly rutting the fields this time of year. One field in particular has a steep ramp in, which the 155hp on wide tyres only just manages to drag it up. Normally I can manage the trailer with a 120 hp on well worn tyres. Would flotations make the trailer easier to pull off road ? Secondly if flotations were fitted, what would be a good match considering the original tyres were chosen for roadwork and keeping the trailer narrow for the roads I use.
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