Published on May 29, 2013
Choosing the Right Farm Tractor Tires:
What you need to know before you buy
Bias vs Radial
Tire size is located on the sidewall of the tractor tire and are usually two sets of numbers, the tire width (sidewall to sidewall) and the rim diameter.
For example 13.6x24
13.6 inches wide and the rim diameter is 24 inches.
If the tire is bias, then there will ne an "x" before the 24
If the tire is radial, there will rb an "R" before the 24
The size of the tractor and the work load determine the weight requirements of the tires or tire ply rating. Many farm tractor tires come in 6 ply and up to 12 ply ratings...the higher the ply rating, the more weight carrying capacity of the tire. A tire's ply rating can be found on the sidewall of the tire.
Bias vs. Radial Farm Tires
Farm tires come in two different types...Bias and radial
Bias tires are the less expensive tire option compared to a radial tire. These tires have a more durable side wall and less prone to bruising from stumps and rocks
Radial are the more expensive choice, but with the higher price comes a smoother ride, longer tread life, and less soil compaction
Where to buy tractor tires?
It's always best to ask questions and find a farm tire expert.
In many cases you should have choices between tire brands, tire prices and tread designs.
Ken Jones Tires carries a large variety of farm tractor tires. We carry the BEST selection of Titan, Goodyear, Carlisle, BKT, and Deestone Farm Tractor Tires.
Call us today at 1-877-844-2010
73 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Ken Jones Tires