Does treading lightly grow more?

Published: July 12, 2018 An Agribrink hydraulically driven compressor with a tank feeds the company’s central inflation gear. A gate at each tire valve will drop the air independently, making it one of the fastest in the marketplace at moving from road to field. | Agribrink photo Putting big shoes on little feet can help spread out the weight of...

Compaction action

Compaction action TAKING DEEPER CARE OF THE SOIL March 2018 Joey Sabljic TED TAYLOR EXPLAINS THE EFFECTS OF COMPACTION ON THE SOIL AND SUBSOIL. IF YOU’RE CAREFUL about keeping your fully-loaded sprayer out of wet spots and not leaving big ruts, then it’s not doing any real damage, right? Not quite. In fact, the damage and long-term effects caused by...

High tire pressure, even tracks, can deep-compact soils

A Canada field test using new technology showed how tire pressure and tracks affect top-soil stress, and how axle load impacts deep compaction. John Vogel | Oct 02, 2017   If you believe that tracks and spray rigs floating on high-pressure tires don’t cause serious soil compaction, you’d be wrong — on both counts. That’s one of the take-homes that...

What’s the deal with soil compaction?

Other countries are tackling compaction head on. Here, there’s hardly a whisper By Ralph Pearce FOLLOW CG Production Editor Published: October 4, 2016 Europe may be considering robotics and advance sensing systems, but growers can help with cover crops and rethinking the traffic on their fields. Photo: File Compaction has somehow become one of those topics that gets scooped up...

Deflate Tires In 20 Seconds With New Tire System

By Jessie Scott 5/10/2016 Back in 2010, Canadian hog farmer Jake Kraayenbrink started searching for a tire inflation system in North America that would work well in ag applications. His search turned up little results, so he traveled across the Atlantic to see what was being used on farms in Europe. “On the first trip, we went to five countries and...

Inflate, deflate tire pressure quickly from cab

Posted Sep. 5th, 2013 by Ron Lyseng The in-cab air inflation-deflation system is available for ag implements that need soft tires in the fields and higher pressure for transit. | Ron Lyseng photo No long wait times | The AAID system releases air from the tire into the atmosphere instead of back through the system GUELPH, Ont. — Soft low-pressure...

Firm to Flat

Ontario farmer develops tire inflation system for manure spreaders to help with compaction issues March 12, 2013 By Karen Dallimore A new system that will be available in 2013 with a compressor mounted on the tractor for use with multiple implements features modules that can be set up for separate tires.Karen Dallimore It was a military idea at first –...

Tool Inflates or Deflates Tires in Under 30 Seconds

Heavy equipment can compact and damage soil structure, which can lead to lower yields. Ontario pork producer Jake Kraayenbrink has developed a new automatic air inflation/deflation (AAID) control system that can help solve the problem. Suzanne Deutsch | Sep 15, 2012   Heavy equipment can compact and damage soil structure, which can lead to lower yields. Ontario pork producer Jake...