Agricultural Tyres

Land Tyre Service are one of the biggest national suppliers of agricultural tyres and industrial tyres in the UK.  We stock an extensive range of tyres which is why we are able to offer them at a competitive price.  Land Tyre Service’s agricultural tyres and industrial division deal with both trade and retail clients from budget to premium brands, therefore catering for all budgets!

Land Tyre Service are stockists of the following most popular brands

  • ALLIANCE
  • BKT
  • MICHELIN
  • TRELLEBORG
  • VREDESTEIN


This list above is an example of the brands we stock and is not exhaustive….. 

The Agricultural and Industrial division is run from Land Tyre Service’s Head Office, just off Junction 12 of the M40 near Gaydon in Warwickshire.

HOW CAN I GET MY AGRICULTURAL TYRES?

At Land Tyre Service, we want to take the hassle out of buying and fitting tyres.  Tyres can be bought on a purchase only basis, or they can be purchased and fitted either on site at Head Office, or we offer a local mobile tyre fitting vehicle service so if its more convenient, we can come out to you! This mobile service does incur a small charge. We also offer a UK WIDE courier delivery service. Tyres can be delivered on a next day basis, depending upon the time the order is received and the postcode location – so distance is no object!


WHERE CAN I FIND MY TYRE SIZE?

Before we can give you a price for your replacement agricultural tyres, we need to know what tyre size you need.  The tyre size is almost always written on the sidewall of the tyres.  For tractor tyres you would see something like ‘420/85R28’ or ‘16.9-28’.  The first example is the newer metric marking which is now being adopted by many manufacturers and the second example type (16.9-28) is imperial which is expressed in inches.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY TYRES ARE RADIAL OR CROSSPLY AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

With both of the examples of the tyre sizes above, the last number is the RIM ( this is the diameter of the hole in the middle of the tyre) and is expressed in inches. So in our example above, this is 28 inches.   The first number is the tyre WIDTH, so in our example it would be 16.9 inches or 420mm. The ‘R’ present in the size simply means you have a tyre of RADIAL construction, generally if the ‘R’ isn’t present this means the tyre is of CROSSPLY construction.

Within the metric sizes, using the same example, 420/85R28 also gives you information about the PROFILE percentage after the width. So here it is an 85% profile. Simply, it means the side walls on the tyre are 85% as tall as the width of the tyre.  If your tyre size in displayed in imperial then it is not given.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RADIAL AND CROSSPLY TYRES?

RADIAL

Radial tyres were invented way back 1946. Radialslet the sidewall of the tyre and the tyre tread to work independently of each other.  This means that a radial tyre has more flexibility, so together with its strength, these two combined factors allow a radial tractor tyre to absorb any bumps and sudden shocks more effectively than a crossply tyre would. 

This combination of flexibility gives you the driver, a much more comfortable ride as well as a smoother drive for your machine.  Additionally, radials enhance vehicle stability, spreads the weight over the ground reducing soil compaction, as well as improved contact of the tyre with the surface of the road.  This improved contact in turn reduces wear on the tyre tread.  Radial tyres therefore last longer than crossply tyres.

In contrast, Radial tyres tend to have higher speed ratings, so for some quicker road going machines, Radial tyres are the only option.

So radial tyres have many benefits and therefore tend to be more expensive than the crossply alternatives, but, as with all investments, they should pay off in the long run!

CROSSPLY

Although crossplys don’t offer the advantage of radials, they are cheaper and sometimes the best option.   Crossply tyres have a stiffer tyre sidewall than radial tyres, which has an advantage for avoiding or at least reducing any sidewall punctures.  In some industries such as forestry for example this can be an invaluable feature!  They are a much harder ride than radials as they give less suspension. Again, in certain circumstances this can be an advantage –  on forklift trucks for example which do require a firmer ride.

TUBED AND TUBELESS

The letters you will see referring to tubed and tubeless tyres are TT for tubed and TL for tubeless.  This means that on the tubed type of tractor & agricultural tyres, they have a separate tube fitted inside the tyre which is purchased separately from the tyre. Tubeless tyres have their own inner liner which prevents leaks from the rim and minimises any damage done from punctures. Tubeless tyres therefore do not require a separate tube.

Mar 12, 2019

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