Understanding the size of your tractor tire is essential for ensuring that your vehicle runs at its peak performance. Knowing the size of your tire can help you determine the right type of tire for your tractor, as well as the load capacity and width. In this article, we'll explain how to measure the height of a tractor tire in inches and how to convert skewed sizes to radial sizes. The standard size expression for tractor tires is expressed in a three-part format, such as “14, 9-42”.
The first number indicates the diameter of the tire in inches, while the second number indicates the sectional width of the tire. The third number is known as the crease classification or load range, which refers to the load capacity of the tire depending on the number of layers of rubber that make up the tire. To measure the height of a tractor tire in inches, you'll need a pair of calipers or a ruler. If you don't have a wide set of calipers, you can recruit a friend to hold a pair of straight edges, such as a 2x4, on both sides of the tire and make the gap extend beyond the tread area.
Once you have the dimensions of your tractor's tires, you can use the Databook to find a tire with a similar diameter and section width. If you want to change to a wider tire, you'll need to divide the diameter of the rear tire by the front tire in both the new and the old set. This doesn't mean that the tire is mounted on a 6-inch wide wheel, normally the tire width will be wider than the tire width. When your slippage starts to increase, it's often a sign that you should consider replacing your tractor tires.
Tractors and implements require specific tire sizes, constructions and tread patterns so that they can operate at maximum efficiency. We sell and service all major tractor brands, including Yanmar, Kubota, John Deere, TYM, Mahindra, Kioti, Case, New Holland, Massey Ferguson, Ford, Deutz, Case IH, Farmall, International Harvester, Branson Tractors, LS, Shibura, Claas Tractor, McCormick Tractors, Valtra, Solis, YTO, Montana and Nortrac.If you still don't know where to start or have questions for help, you can always talk to a professional at any FIRESTONE AG CERTIFIED DEALER. Getting the right size agricultural tractor tire is critical to the performance of your tractor and can help you save time and money.