Radial Tyres or Cross Ply for MF390T

Dowler78

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I need to fit some new tyres onto my MF390T.

Been given the options of the BKT in either Radial or Cross Ply.

The radial option is quite a bit more and I'm just wondering what the benefits of a radial over cross Ply tyre would be.

The tractor does very little work each year ( around 80 hours) and it's mainly field topping, chain harrowing etc and road runs.

Is it worth spending the extra for radials or would cross Ply tyres be suitable for my needs?
 

Harvey the rabbit

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Trade
I fitted bkt cross plys to my little zetor for forestry work, they are brilliant for hill climbing but horrible on the road, regardless of pressure.
Also seems to take 10 mins driving to get the egg shape out of them first thing on a morning.
 

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