Pick The Best Tire For The Job

Northern U.S. gets cold in a La Nina, while the South warms.
Northern U.S. gets cold in a La Nina, while the South warms.

Cold, ice and snow have defined much of the weather conditions across the U.S. this winter, and getting equipment to perform well—including tires—can be a struggle under tough conditions.

BKT, a leading off-highway tire manufacturer, has developed tire patterns that can take the stress and still perform well. Two new tires for farmers’ and retailers’ consideration are the Earthmax SR 22 and the Snow Trac.

Snow Trac is a good option for skid steers operating in road applications at the hardest winter conditions. The great plus is excellent traction. It is an ideal tire for operations on snow or ice thanks to the special tread design that eliminates the risk of slippage providing at the same time optimum driving comfort to the operator. This tire is extremely durable and resistant against cuts and chips. It is available on the market in six sizes: 16.9 - 24, 18.4 – 24, 15.5 – 25, 17.5 – 25, 20.5 – 25 and 23.5 – 25.

The Earthmax SR 22 is an all steel radial tire that is designed for graders and loaders operating in extreme winter conditions. It features excellent traction and stability thanks to its large, non-directional tread design, which also ensure utmost safety and increased grip on wet surfaces or snow. Presently available on the markets are three sizes: 14.00 R 24, 17.5 R 25 and 20.5 R 25.


Latest News

How Important is U.S. Ag and Food to the Economy?

In celebration of National Ag Day and National Ag Week, the 2023 Feeding the Economy report shows just how vital the industry is to U.S. families, communities and the world.

Ferrie: Ready, Set, Whoops! A Fast Start To Fieldwork Could Cost You Big In Corn At V5

Caution can help you avoid creating compaction or density layers. Plus, if you're applying anhydrous now, allowing 14 days between the application and planting can prevent dead or damaged plants and costly yield dings.

Nebraska Farmland Values Jump 14% in 2023 — Up 30% in Two Years

This year marks the second-largest increase in the market value of agricultural land in Nebraska since 2014 and the highest non-inflation-adjusted statewide land value in the 45-year history of the survey. 

U.S. Milk Production and Cow Numbers Both Rise

The February 2023 USDA Milk Production report showed an 0.8% increase in year-over-year milk production with a total of 17.7 billion lbs. of milk. Also following suit, U.S. cow numbers also documented growth.

Crude Oil Prices Drop Below $70: What is the Outlook for Consumers at the Pump and Farmers Heading Into Spring Planting?

Oil prices are also off their highs of last year and gas and diesel prices are also sliding at the pump, but will that trend continue ahead of planting?   Energy experts are hoping the answer is yes.  

Can the $20-Billion Inflation Reduction Act Get Rolled Out Quickly Enough?

Industry experts say the new legislative package represents a 'generational opportunity' for conservation funding and needs to reach U.S. farmers and livestock producers sooner rather than later, starting this spring.