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Regain lost bushels from pinch rows.

With a central tire inflation system on your planter.
Get a Quote

Call (888) 787-3559 to talk with a CTIS Product Specialist.

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boost yields
4% Increase In Yields
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save fuel
10% Better Fuel Economy
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Protect Your Soil
33% Less Soil Pressure
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Work Faster
30% Less Slip

With one constant tire pressure, your bottom line’s squeezed.

01

Field: Low Pressure & High Efficiency

Low tire pressures in the field fight pinch-row compaction and help your planter pull easier.

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    Yields
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    Fuel Efficiency
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Road: High Pressure & Low Rolling Resistance

High tire pressures on the road allow your tires to carry a loaded planter without overheating, even at today’s fast transport speeds and long distances.

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    Fuel Economy
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    Secure handling
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    Longer tire life
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01

Field: Low Pressure & High Efficiency

Low tire pressures in the field fight pinch-row compaction and help your planter pull easier.

  • black arrow icon pointing up
    Yields
  • black arrow icon pointing up
    Fuel Efficiency
12 PSI black and white graphic of a tire print
Field
35 PSI black and white graphic of a tire print
road

02

Road: Low Pressure & High Efficiency

High tire pressures on the road allow your tires to carry a loaded planter without overheating, even at today’s fast transport speeds and long distances.

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    Fuel Economy
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    Tire Life

Fight Pinch Row Compaction And Boost Your Yields

01

Michelin Study

A 2021 study showed a 6.4% yield increase on pinch rows on John Deere NT planter and tractor with CTIS installed.

Yield Loss in Pinch Rows without CTIS Installed

7.8%

Yield Loss in Pinch rows with CTIS Installed

1.4%

Yield Increase

6.4%

PTG central tire inflation kit for John Deere NT series planters
02

AgRevival’s 2-Year Study

Designed to test the effects of five different tire pressures during planting on yield: 35 psi, 28 psi, 20 psi, 12 psi, and 6 psi.  We chose a wide pressure range to reflect the growers who run their tractor tires at roading pressures in the field (the 35 psi group) all the way down to more ideal field tire pressures. (All tractor and planter tires were set to the same pressure.)

Tire PSI

Corn
(bu./ac.)

Soybeans
(bu./ac.)

35

N/A

N/A

28

+3.0

+1.2

20

+5.5

+1.7

12

+5.8

+2.2

6

+8.3

+3.3

03

Ag PhD Study

In the spring of 2022, NTS Tire Supply outfitted the Hefty Brothers’ (Ag PhD) John Deere 8R 370 and DB60 planting setup with a PTG central tire inflation system (CTIS).

Hefty recorded a 3.4% increase in yield using the optimized pressures made possible by the central tire inflation system.

Installing a PTG central tire inflation system on a John Deere 8R series tractor and DB60 planter.

What about tracks?
More expensive & more headaches.

Tracks

John Deere 8RX 410 w/24-inch Camso 4500 tracks

$751,281

John Deere DB66 36-row, 22-inch Planter with Tracks

$516,594

Total Cost

$1,267,875

CTIS + Tires

John Deere 8R410 with VF-rated radial tires (front & rear)

$642,518

John Deere DB66 36-row, 22-inch Planter with VF Tires

$461,594

CTIS on 8R (2 axles) and DB66 Planter

$25,000

VF tire + CTIS setup

$1,129,112

$138,000 Savings

Would you choose CTIS or tracks?

“Tracks come with a lot of maintenance . . . tracks are 4 to 5 times more than what I have into my [CTIS] system. That’s a huge dollar amount. That takes a lot of saved money to get that money back in your pocket, and we just didn’t see it. [CTIS] is a clear choice . . . it just works.”

Barry Carnes
Atwater, MN

3 Strategies for Planter CTIS

01

Equip planter only.

Minimize yield-robbing compaction when you drop your planter’s transport tires to the lowest safe pressure in the field. Inflate tires to  max pressure on the road for low rolling resistance  to extend tire life and save fuel. NTS only recommends this strategy if you pull your planter with a track tractor.

02

Equip planter & tractor rear axle.

This is the minimum setup NTS recommends if you pull your planter with a wheeled tractor. A portion of your planter’s weight is transferred to your tractor’s rear axle on the road. The high tire pressures needed to protect your tires during road travel  will impact your yields in the field.

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Equip planter & both tractor axles

This is the best solution for planting setups with tractor-mounted straddle tanks. Or if you want to optimize your planting tractor for other operations such as tillage, carting,  and manure hauling.

Talk with an Expert

NTS Tire Supply Makes Getting Started with CTIS Easy.

01 Talk with a CTIS Expert

See if CTIS is right for your farm. And identify which equipment will bring the best return on your investment.

02 Get Professional Installation

We offer professional system installation. Or, if you prefer to install the systems yourself, we’ll ship you the kit with step-by-step instructions to guide you through the installation.

03 Start Increasing Your Farm’s Productivity

Enjoy a higher level of equipment performance made possible by optimized tire pressure for every situation.

Get a Quote

Call (888) 787-3559 to talk with a CTIS Product Specialist.