Tyre question.

Simon Chiles

DD Moderator
Going to replace the front tyres on the loader tractor. Do I fit them as normal or reversed. Seen some with reversed tread , does it make a difference?
Fitted on reversed will reduce wear and increase traction. The downside is that they don’t clean themselves as well. If your tractor is used mainly for fieldwork in the summer and loading duties in the winter it probably makes sense to reverse them. If you use it for any amount of cultivating then I wouldn’t. The rear tyres on my combine were fitted reversed from the factory and I haven’t turned the round.

Claas joins the autonomous tractor club

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Written by Justin Roberts

Claas has taken a minority shareholding in the Dutch autonomous tractor startup company, AgXeed B.V.

The new company has developed a tractor designed to be autonomous from the ground up, rather than try to adapt existing machines, or create smaller robots dedicated to a limited range of tasks.

AgXeed’s pilot machine is a diesel hybrid powered unit on tracks which uses a suite of software which, the company claims, is easily scalable.

Like many small technology start-ups seeking to gain a foothold in the machinery market, the company also points to the product as being part of a larger system rather than just another way of performing standard tasks