20 September 2022

Tyres replacement

After almost 7,000 working hours on our John Deere 5720, it's time to change the front tyres. All these working hours were not carried out with the Continental tyres that you see in the pictures, because it worked a lot with narrow tyres in the parallel tasks related to garlic crop. John Deere’s main dedication was garlic crop until 2014 when we stopped sowing them and since then we have dedicated it to olive groves and as a second cereal tractor working mainly with the front loader. 

Therefore, we needed to update the front tyres as one of them, which we already vulcanised in January, after breaking on one sidewall. The another tyre would still have more hours of use, but ideally both tyres should be changed to have similar traction on both front wheels. Even with the front loader works, the tyre has to work with quite a lot of weight so the right tyre was showing more and more problems every day.  The choice was easy: Vredestein Traxion 85

A year ago we removed and replaced all four tyres on our Deutz-Fahr M600 Agrotron and the choice was Vredestein Tranxion 65 (you can see our video about that). At that time we were considering other options and brands, but after the whole year and about 700 working hours, we think the choice was the right one. So, if something works, it's best not to change it. We will keep you posted on how the new tyres are working. 

We visited the Vredestein website and were surprised by the large catalogue of agricultural tyres that the Dutch manufacturer offers, covering tractors, trailers, harvesters, implements, telehandlers and loaders, ATVs, etc. If we focus on tractors, the variety is quite complete: 

Our conclusion is clear, we have choose Vredestein because their quality and their variety. What do you think of these tyres? Do you know them? Have you used them?

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