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 10-20-2000, 08:35 Post: 20709
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 Tire Tread Question

Does anyone know why we orient our rear tractor tires the way that we do? I'm talking mainly about Ag tires with the "V" type tread pattern. It seems like we would get better traction if the "V" pointed in the other direction. I'm sure there is a good reason for what we do, I just can't see it.






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 10-20-2000, 10:02 Post: 20714
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 Tire Tread Question

When the tire slips, you want the tire to push the mud or loose soil out from
under the tire so that the next bar can grip firmer soil to maximize traction.

That said, the front tires on motor graders are typically put on the other way
to aid in traction while steering. Can't say I understand that one.






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 10-20-2000, 22:59 Post: 20728
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 Tire Tread Question

The reason front tires are running backwards on sterring axles on graders,combines,ect drictional tire on a axle with no drive will have more traction if run backwards for stearing traction only.






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 10-21-2000, 08:16 Post: 20733
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 Tire Tread Question

A fairly useless addition to this discussion - for tractor pulls the tires are used in the normal direction on dirt, but reversed for hard surfaces like blacktop.






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 10-21-2000, 10:20 Post: 20735
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Running the tire the way the arrow showes the way of rotation---will clean itself.Turned backwards the mud will cling to tire. Ken






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 10-22-2000, 01:28 Post: 20741
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I've heard the front and rear are usually the same direction, unless you do lots of loader work--and then the fronts are reversed. Now I'll have to go see how mine are set up.






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 10-24-2000, 09:02 Post: 20832
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An old farmer once told me that it was so you could back out of real soft stuff with the extra traction if you started to get stuck in a field. This was in the days before 4WD was common. It is probably less of an issue with the advent of 4 wheel drive.






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 10-24-2000, 17:48 Post: 20835
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Rick
The "old farmer" didn't know what he was talking about, as the reverse is the case. You have less traction in reverse with the tires in the correct position. For any non-believers, try it and you will believe why the tires are why they are. (This does not apply to the 'pullers' on hard surface)






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