Farming is hard work. Choosing tires to help make the job easier shouldn’t be. Let us help recommend the right tire for the job.
To meet the needs of each customer, we offer a wide selection of brands and tread designs in both bias and radial construction. This includes tractor rears, implement tires, farm fronts, and other specialty tread designs.
Bias or Radial – Which is right for me?
Bias construction refers to an older method of overlapping multiple layers of plies diagonally over one another to create a single working unit. Due to this engineering and construction style, a tire’s tread and sidewall work together as one unit. Of course, there are pros and cons to this. The biggest advantage of bias tires is the stiff, rugged sidewalls. This reduces flex and provides a very stable platform. Bias tires are also less expensive than radials, so for low use equipment, it may provide a better value.
Radial construction is a more modern construction method where the body plies run perpendicular to the bead, and the under tread area is wrapped around the tires circumference by radial belts of fabric or steel. This allows the sidewalls and tread to work independently of one another. This allows for more flex in the sidewall to help improve operator comfort and withstand the requirements of today’s heavier, more powerful equipment. The belts create a broader and flatter footprint to reduce soil compaction, as well as increase resistance to punctures. The belting also helps keep the tire running cooler, which helps extend the life of the tire. Although radials are more expensive than bias, the longer life cycle provides more value for equipment being used frequently.