MRL Tyres Split

A1an

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It's like the tread cap hasn't bonded to the carcass. All four tyres are the same. I'm unsure whether it's strictly a tyre issue or has something to do with it being solely run on concrete.
It's certainly not going to pass it's loler test
 

PSQ

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Arable Farmer
Location
Scottish Borders
Anyone had issues like this with BKT tyres? This is 1500hrs on concrete.
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Late 2016 made tyres 17 plate loader, moving wood chip and chirping the tyres when pushing into a solid heap?
What pressures are you running?
 
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A1an

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17 plate loader, moving wood chip, chirping the tyres when pushing into a solid heap?
What pressures are you running?
Nope, no chirping of tyres. This telehandler hasnt driven in a straight line in 4 years. the wheels are constanly turning in the confines of the shed. Tbh its not the wear thats the issue, thats just part and parcel of the game, its the splitting thats concerning.

Tyres are at 35PSI, thats what they were when we bought it from dealer with brand new tyres.
 

Sebastian77

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Nottingham
Just looks like the stresses of constantly turning on the spot on concrete has broken down the side wall. You'd be much better off with industrial (none cleated tread) tyres for that type of work. Easier to turn on the spot too so less stress on loader steering etc.

Doubt bkt will be interested, probably say not used as intended purpose
 

Will 1594

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Arable Farmer
Nope, no chirping of tyres. This telehandler hasnt driven in a straight line in 4 years. the wheels are constanly turning in the confines of the shed. Tbh its not the wear thats the issue, thats just part and parcel of the game, its the splitting thats concerning.

Tyres are at 35PSI, thats what they were when we bought it from dealer with brand new tyres.
50 psi better , 35 fst too soft
 

A1an

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Just looks like the stresses of constantly turning on the spot on concrete has broken down the side wall. You'd be much better off with industrial (none cleated tread) tyres for that type of work. Easier to turn on the spot too so less stress on loader steering etc.

Doubt bkt will be interested, probably say not used as intended purpose
That was my thoughts. The splitting is on the outside of the tyre, the inside is unaffected.
 

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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