Sign in
Download Opera News App



Motor Vehicles



Reasons why tractors' tires are filled with water

it’s always a good idea to find out the benefits and reasons for filling tractor tires with water, or other fluids. Filling of fluid like water, calcium chloride in tractor’s tire is called Ballasting. Ballasting is a prudent method for expanding the footing and eventually the drawbar pull of a tractor, increasing the mass of your tractor reversible

According to TractorAddict, There are 5 main reasons to fill tractor tires with fluids, like water Calcium chloride and soon.

1. It is used to improve the stability of your tractor and provide efficient traction to the rear tires, lower the center of gravity, and prevent the rear tires from raising off the ground when lifting heavy objects or adding bucket loaders and other accessories to the front-end of the tractor.

2. It increases weight in the tires allowing the tread of the tire to grip the ground better. Especially, on muddy and loose surfaces. Reducing slippage and providing more friction in the rear wheels. As a result, this will decrease fuel consumption and, also decrease wear and tear on the tires.

3. Ballasting increases the tractor’s grip, which reduces damage to soil, increases the efficiency of your work (reducing working time) and the durability of your tractor tyres.

4. It is particularly useful, or even essential, if you have a light tractor, for activities requiring a lot of traction such as ploughing for example. The traction capacity of a machine is directly related to its weight.

5. It helps prolong the life of the tire and increase, overall, productivity.

Note: Not every tractors require ballasting. To determine whether your tractor requires ballasting, you can calculate the slip ratio.

Content created and supplied by: Healthday (via Opera News )


Load app to read more comments