Here at Papé Machinery Agriculture & Turf, we want to give our customers the best range of options for their projects. Just because your tractor comes with a specific set of tires doesn’t mean that they’re the right tires for you and your needs.
Let’s take a look at the different types of tires for your tractor, things to consider when choosing your tires, and how to get custom tires for your tractor.
There are many different reasons why you might want to choose a different type of tire than the one that comes with the demo model. Some things to consider include:
- How much weight you’ll be carrying
- Type of terrain you’ll be working in
- Type of weather conditions
- Tasks (tillage, moving implements, moving gravel, picking up logs, etc.)
- Concern for the integrity of your property
Types of Tires
We carry a wide variety of different types of tires for tractors, but focus on 4 main types:
- Turf Tires
- R3 Radial Tires
- R4 Industrial Tires
- R1 Ag-Style Tires
We may not have all tires stocked at each one of our locations at all times, but we are always able to order your desired tire for you.
Turf tires are a go-to choice for lawn tractors, but they work for bigger tractors, too. One benefit of turf tires is that they have a larger contact patch, which results in less impaction on the turf itself. This larger contact patch allows the tractor to float by better distributing the weight, preventing sinking. This is why many municipalities use this type of tire, as well as homeowners. Turf tires are an ideal choice for those who are especially concerned about property damage.
R3 Radial Tires
R3 radial tires are a newer addition, but they are gaining traction (no pun intended!) among customers. These tires have a radial tie, with steel belts inside that give them a harder side wall. They’re a bit wider, allowing more floatation onto the ground, causing less terrain damage.
R3 Radial Tires are available for all of our tractor sizes, all the way down to our smallest tractors. They’re well suited if you’re looking for minimal property damage while still needing a tire for jobs that require more traction. We’ve also been getting feedback that these tires work well in the ice and snow, so if you’re working with more unpredictable weather conditions, these may be a great choice for you.
R4 Industrial Tires
The R4 industrial tires are one of the most popular tires among customers. Just because this tire has industrial in the name doesn’t mean that it’s just used for industrial purposes, so it could be the choice for you.
With the R4 industrial tires, you can add a considerable amount of ballast weight. These are our most powerful tires designed for the tougher jobs. There’s greater stability and the center of gravity is kept lower. With this counterbalance, there’s less risk of digging up the terrain–unless the terrain is really wet and soggy.
In most conditions, however, the R4 industrial tires do a great job of evening out the weight. Plus, you’re able to get maximum traction, which is great when doing more intensive jobs like loader work, working with gravel, or picking up logs with your loader.
R1 Ag-Style Tires
Here you see the quintessential tractor tire. This is a classic tractor tire type that even our grandparents got to experience. They’ve stood the test of time. These ag-style tires are great for terrains in a plowed field or for doing tillage work. The tires can really dig into the earth and gain traction, making them a very popular option with farmers. However, they aren’t as wide as the industrial tires, so you can’t put as much weight on them, and don’t get that same floating effect as you do with some of the more modern variations.
Visit us Today
Please visit us today and we’d love to help you find the best tires for your needs! While we may not have every type of tire in stock at all times, we can always order it for you. Our specialists at Papé Machinery Agriculture & Turf can’t wait to help you, so reach out to us today.