Future Farming: A Self-inflating tractor tire


What are your thoughts on self-inflating tractor tires?

Future Farming: A Self-inflating tractor tire

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What are your thoughts on self-inflating tractor tires?

Many farmers can relate to the tedious process of tire inflation, but PTG, a company based in Germany has devised a possible solution, as reported by Future Farming.

The innovative tire inflation systems will be showcased at Agritechnica next week.

The concept was developed by PTG close to two decades, but it has undergone major research and development down through the years

A contactless system for transferring information from pressure sensor in a tractor’s rotating tire to the static axle has been developed and offers a very attractive and competitive package for farmers.

The sensor measures the pressure inside the tire and that is then integrated into the PTG wheel valve.

Adjusting tire inflation

There is a two-line inflation system means that farmers can make adjustments to fit the necessary requirements when travelling on and off-road, allowing the operators to optimise performance, with the added benefit of helping to maximise safety.

The company claims that the lifetime of the sealings exceeds more than 10,000 operating hours of the tractor.

The RDS system allows double or triple tires to be connected to the axel and to regulate the auto tires, while the company also claims that the decreasing air pressure also goes four times faster.

Benefits

€1.45/ha has been saved per operation, up to 20% less tyre wear, up to 10% less fuel consumption, up to 20% more traction power and up to 6% more yield, are among some of the benefits of the system that the company outline on their website.

Don’t believe us? See the system in action for yourself below.
Main photo: PTG

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