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