Tyre choice improves sprayer accuracy

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Fitting the right tyres to a sprayer can help operators improve application accuracy, reduce fuel consumption, and soil compaction.

Whether operating a self-propelled, mounted, or trailed sprayer, tyre choice can be influenced by many things including the type of terrain and weight impact of any implement, and as Rebecca Sheddon at Continental explains, application accuracy and making the best use of any product applied is of utmost importance.

“The modern sprayer has a busy workload and transitions from road to field several times during a day, so fitting a tyre that can adapt with the varying terrain and surfaces is essential for all machines to feel stable in operation and increase reliability,” says Miss Sheddon.

Boom stability

“Incorrectly inflated tyres will negatively impact on boom stability, as forces felt on the ground will be transferred to the boom. The TractorMaster VF has become a popular choice for operators wishing to reduce tyre pressures to lower compaction but maintain weight-carrying ability in less than ideal conditions.

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