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Knowledge Guide

7 Ways You Can Reduce Stubble Damage

Downtime and damaged tires kill your productivity. Use these tips to combat stubble damage and keep your operation rolling smoothly over your fields.
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Save ’em for the Lake: Today’s Tractor Tires are Tubeless for a Reason

Should I use a tube in my tractor tire? Unless you’re outfitting vintage equipment, it’s best to go tubeless 99% of the time. Your tire must say "Tubeless"...
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100 Years of Farm Tire Technology

In 1935, about 85% of tractors rode on metal wheels. With a punishing ride and lots of slippage, metal-lugged tractor wheels were far from ideal...
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Why Does My Ripper Pull So Hard?

You are flattening the structure of your soils and driving compaction beyond the point of recovery. Here's how you can stop it.
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5 Steps for Getting the Most Traction Out of Your 4WD Tractor

Spinning your wheels wastes both time and money. Making these simple adjustments and/or upgrades to your 4WD tractor will get it pulling at peak performance.
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Should I Put Duals on my Sprayer?

Sprayer duals can improve your sprayer's performance, but there are drawbacks worth noting. Here are 6 things to know before installing duals on your sprayer.
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23° vs. 45° Lug Angle: A Guide for Choosing the Right Tread Design

Which is better? Firestone's 23 degree tread design or the 45 degree lug angle? This guide will help you decide which tire to buy for your application.
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Bias vs. Radial Tractor Tires: Which Should I Choose?

The two-part construction of a radial tractor tire allows the sidewall to flex independently of the tread. The stiffer, diagonal construction of a bias tire...
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Traction Tips to Pull Through a Wet Season

Tracks are not always the solution for overcoming a wet growing season. Here are 5 things you can do with your tires to improve your flotation and reduce compaction.
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New VF Sprayer Tires: Which Brand Should I Choose?

These 7 new VF sprayer tires require 40% less air pressure to help cut down on soil compaction and improve your high-speed road travel. View our top picks here!
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5 Technologies Taking the Pressure Off Your Planter's Pinch Rows

Farmers striving to reduce planter pinch row compaction should look at these 5 emerging technologies to help maximize their yield across all their rows.
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Tires vs. Tracks: Which Creates Less Compaction?

While it’s true that tracks “float” better than tires, they don’t necessarily offer lower soil compaction levels when compared to tires.
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The Best Tires for Spraying All Season Long

Flotation tires, narrow tires, and sprayer duals—Here is how to get the most out of your sprayer tire setup during every season.
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When Are Used Tires Better Than New?

When your farm equipment calls for replacement tires, there are certain times when good used tires are a better option than new.
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IF/VF Tractor Tires: What Sets Them Apart from Standard Radial Tires?

What is the difference between an IF/VF radial tire and a standard radial tire? IF/VF tires can carry up to 20-40% more weight at the same air pressure or...
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How to Reduce Soil Compaction to Inflate Your Yields

Reduce soil compaction and increase your tractor's performance and farm's yields with these 3 ag tire technologies.
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3 Things You Should Know About Vulcanized Repairs

Punctured or cut a tractor tire? These 3 types of vulcanized tire repairs can likely fix your damaged farm tire. NTS Tire Supply has over 50 years experience.