Upgrade to Goodyear LSW Combine Tires
Outfit your Case IH, John Deere, New Holland, Lexion, Gleaner, or Massey Ferguson combine with Goodyear LSW super singles. Explore your options, then contact the tire experts at NTS Tire Supply for an SmartSwap™ changeover quote.
Compare LSW Combine Tire Models
Get the same (or better) footprint size as combine duals while maintaining a narrower total width for safer road travel. Plus, experience better handling and stability with Goodyear's low sidewall tire technology.
- Flat Plate Area: 1,047 sq. in.
- Rated Load: 26,800 lbs.
- Rated Speed: 40 mph
- Fits: Case IH, Gleaner, John Deere, Massey Ferguson, New Holland
While the 1250 combine tire width is available in multiple brands, Goodyear is the only brand to feature low sidewall technology to improve your combine's handling and stability in the field.
- Flat Plate Area: 1,129 sq. in.
- Rated Load: 26,000 lbs.
- Rated Speed: 40 mph
- Fits: Case IH, John Deere, Lexion, Massey Ferguson, New Holland
Maximize your footprint size with the world's largest agricultural tire. Since 2017, these tires have helped farmers overcome wet field conditions.
- Flat Plate Area: 1,227 sq. in.
- Rated Load: 32,000 lbs.
- Rated Speed: 40 mph
- Fits: Case IH, John Deere, New Holland
Goodyear LSW Super Singles:
Total Flat Plate Area of a Complete Set (square inches)
The Goodyear LSW1400/30R46 and LSW1250/35R46 tires provide a massive footprint and are often the preferred option to 800/70R38 duals—or any other dual setup—in the combine application.
For several years, our customers have run the 1250 and 1400 LSW tires in extremely wet field conditions. What do they have to say? Most comments have been positive. The majority say that they can go farther into wet fields with the LSW super single tires. In fact, we’ve had operators run identical combines side-by-side. In one scenario, a farmer ran one combine with 650/85R38 duals and one with 1400 LSWs. According to the farmer, the combine with the LSWs was able to harvest where the other couldn’t. By the next year, he had changed his second combine over to the Goodyear LSW1400/30R46 tires.
Our customers have also commented that the LSW super singles are cleaner on the road and leave significantly fewer ruts in the field when compared to duals.
To be fair, we’ve heard our share of negative comments about LSW tires.
“If you get stuck with those big tires, you’re screwed.”
“They don’t work when it gets wet.”
“I bet they’d work great in rice paddies but they won’t work here.”
Unlike the many positive comments we’ve heard directly from our customers, we haven’t been able to trace these negative comments back to an operator who has experienced these issues firsthand. As far as we know, these (and similar) comments originate from people speculating on how they think LSW tires will work.
Whether you run tracks, duals, or an LSW set-up, any combine will get stuck if conditions are poor enough. No tire or track technology is a substitute for common sense.
We have had one customer who preferred his duals to the 1400 LSWs. He said there was a “wall of mud” in front of the 1400s when he tried going through wet spots. He also mentioned that he would speed up as he approached these wet spots. Our other (satisfied) customers say that they slow down when they travel across wet spots. This allows the mud time to flow around the tire. Our conclusion: slow down and let the tires do their job.
When it comes to combine handling, we have seen a clear advantage with the Low Sidewall, or LSW, tire technology over the standard sidewall height. Having less rubber flexing between the ground and the rim helps the combine stand firm. With LSWs, the amount of sway while driving across the field is noticeably reduced, especially with larger, heavier heads and full grain tanks.
Nearly all of our LSW customers have mentioned improved handling. Our customers have also commented that the auto-steer can keep the combine on the row better when driving in wet soil conditions when compared with duals.
Goodyear recalled its LSW1400/30R46 tires in 2018. The tires would lose air pressure and spin on the rim on 4WD tractors when running at the lower (yet recommended) air pressure. However, we have never witnessed this issue with combines because the tires need to be set at a higher air pressure to carry the (heavier) load. Since Goodyear has released its new tire and wheel design following the recall, we have yet to see this issue repeat in any application.
In 2020, Goodyear/Titan improved their warranty on the LSW combine tires to include:
- 10-year coverage for tire workmanship and material with a pro-rated refund based on years in service and percentage wear.
- 2-year, no-cost replacement as part of the workmanship and materials coverage when the tire is less than 25 percent worn.
- New 2-year field hazard protection plan.
- 3-year stubble damage protection plan. (Note: To qualify for a stubble damage claim, stalk deflecting mechanical devices must be used to push down stubble prior to any contact with the tire and proof of usage is required to validate claim.)
And as with any warranty, certain exclusions apply. You can view the full warranty here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I need new rear tires?
It depends on your current tire setup. Many combines come from the factory with 28L-26 tires on the rear. This is a suitable option. However, if your tires are less than 700mm (28 inches) wide, we recommend installing the larger LSW710/60R30 or LSW850/55R30 rear combine tires to pair with your front tires.
Why? Because if the combine's rear tires are too narrow, the rear of the combine will sink away in areas of the field where the front tires can float through. So if you're going to invest in LSW super singles for the front of your combine, make sure your rear tires are 700mm or wider, or be prepared to swap those out also.
Where can I get these tires installed?
NTS Tire Supply's service team provides on-site service within 100 miles of Redwood Falls, Minnesota. If you are further than 100 miles, our nearest Black Gold Installer can install the tires on your combine.
Note: Since the LSW single tires are very large, not all tire shops will handle/install these tires. Contact us to find your nearest service provider.
Do you have any used Goodyear LSW combine tires?
NTS Tire Supply specializes in the used and takeoff farm tire market. However, our supply of used Goodyear LSW1250/35R46 and LSW1400/30R46 combine tires is generally low. Click the button below to check our current inventory of used Goodyear LSW tires.
What is an IF or VF tire?
IF and VF tires are a type of advanced radial tire design that provides increased traction and flotation over a standard radial tire. An IF (increased flexion) tire can carry the same load as a standard tire at 20% lower air pressure. A VF (very increased flexion) tire can carry the same load as a standard radial tire at 40% lower air pressure.
How to identify an IF or VF tire.
Most IF and VF tires can easily be identified on the tire by the letters "IF" or "VF" displayed immediately before the tire size. Example: VF480/80R46
Although not labeled, all LSW tires feature VF tire technology.
What does CFO mean?
CFO, or cyclic field operation, refers to farming operations where equipment undergoes substantial and regular axle load changes during operation. Equipment that falls under this category includes combines, grain carts, and air seeders.
How do you know if you have a CFO tire? It will be marked with “CFO” after the tire size. CFO tires are IF radial tires approved for use on agricultural equipment that experiences a significant change in axle load while operating in the field.
An IF/CFO marked radial tire will carry 20% more load than a standard radial tire for road transport, but in cyclic service it will carry 55% more load without increasing the inflation pressure. This additional load is carried at low speeds in the field (over shorter distances) and is not carried on the road.
For farmers concerned about soil compaction during harvest, the higher load capacities of CFO tires require less inflation pressure, thereby cutting down on yield-crushing soil compaction.