Which tyres

Specing a tractor 215hp mainly for drilling either with 4 meter weaving gd drill or 4 meter combi which tyres would get the power down to the ground best 650/42 or 710/42 I currently have a 250hp tractor that’s due for replacement and with the rise in tractor prices it looks like a down size I’m worried about the less power and a ton less in weight but the big tractor was probably over kill ?
 

Alistair Nelson

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
E Yorks
PM Clive what he has on his 724's and what width they are think you'll find if your not going anywhere near a furrow wall or a potatoe row, that style of tyre will be ideal.
 

jon9000

Member
Location
yorkshire
I'm having the same dilemma

659 42 with 540 fronts either trellbourg or michillen
Or
650 75 r38 with 600 65r28 fronts Michelin?

What to go for?
 
I'm having the same dilemma

659 42 with 540 fronts either trellbourg or michillen
Or
650 75 r38 with 600 65r28 fronts Michelin?

What to go for?
Just to add, I got 710/70/38 Michelin's mached to 600/65/28 here, they have the same rolling radius as 650/65/42 and grip fantastic.
 

Khan

Member
Location
Emerald Isle
We had Kleber 650/75r38 on a 6495, good all round tyre for ploughing and topwork. Have just traded tractor in for 18 month old ex-hire 7726S coming in from England. Putting Mitas 650/75r42 on it . Good bit cheaper than 650/85r38 from same manufacturer. Tractor is coming off veg farm with 20.8's so needed a change.
 

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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