Trelleborg Soil Compaction Tests at Normac Cultivations Demonstration Day - Sept 2018

At a recent NORMAC Cultivations Demonstration event Trelleborg had a soil compact area to show how their tyres "made a mark", or rather didn't, on the soil. The results of which can be seen in the images below.

 Normac Soil Compaction Demo 2018
Normac (Norfolk Farm Machinery Club) held a Cultivations Demonstration event on the 6th September 2018.

A special feature for the event this year was about soil health, compaction issues and tyre developments to show how tyre pressures can affect performance and compaction.

Held at Bexwell, Downham Market, the site once being the Airfield and home to the RAF Bomber Command which included, in its heyday, Sterling Bombers and Lancaster Bombers.

The event was held on 200 acres of, what we were told to be, one of the heaviest types of soil in the area which would make the demonstration a worthy place.

Trelleborg TM900 tractor tyres on John Deere tractor

The Exhibitor list for this event was quite impressive, having 46 different companies showing their products which included Michelin and Trelleborg.

Trelleborg had a soil compact area to show how their tyres "made a mark" on the soil. The results of which can be seen in the below. 

There was also a planned tractor pull event to demonstrate how reducing tyre pressures would increase traction. Unfortunately, the tractors used for this demo were too powerful and, alas, because of this it wasn't possible to show the differences tyre pressures can make.

 

Trelleborg TM800 & TM900HP
Soil Compaction Results

650/85R38 Trelleborg TM900HP fitted on John Deere 6215R

650/85R38 Trelleborg TM900HP at 26psi (1.8bar) fitted on John Deere 6215R    650/85R38 Trelleborg TM900HPat 15psi (1.0bar) fitted on John Deere 6215R

With a load per tyre of 2820kg, reducing the Trelleborg TM900HP tyre pressures from 26psi (1.8bar) to 15psi (1.0bar) increasesd the indvidual tyre foot print by 17% which in turn reduces soil compaction.

 

650/65R42 Trelleborg TM800 fitted on John Deere 6155R

650/65R42 Trelleborg TM800 at 26psi (1.8bar) fitted on John Deere 6155R     650/65R42 Trelleborg TM800 at 15psi (1.0bar) fitted on John Deere 6155R

The TM800 gave an even better result. With a load per tyre of 5020kg, reducing the tyre pressures from 26psi (1.8bar) to 15psi (1.0bar) increased the tyre foot print by a whopping 46%

 

710/70R42 Trelleborg TM900HP fitted on a Fendt 828

710/70R42 Trelleborg TM900HP at 26pasi (1.8bar) & 15psi (1.0bar)fitted on a Fendt 828 

On the Fendt 828, where the individual load per tyre for the Trelleborg TM900HP was 5000kg, reducing the tyre pressures from 26psi (1.8bar) to 15psi (1.0bar) increased the tyres foot print from 5518cm/sq to 6745cm/sq which is a foot print increase of 22%

 

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