Published on September 4, 2014

Goodyear Farm Tires expands LSW lineup

(Goodyear photos)
A tractor with rear duals is shod with Goodyear Optiterra LSW farm tires.

DES MOINES, Iowa. (Sept. 3, 2014) — Goodyear Farm Tires, a Titan Tire Corp. brand, launched four additional Low Sidewall (LSW) tire/wheel assemblies for tractors, combines and sprayers.

The four assemblies are: Goodyear Custom Flo Grip 1250/35R46 LSW, Goodyear Optiterra 1000/40R32 LSW, Goodyear Optitrac IF710/60R46 LSW and Goodyear Super Traction Radial IF710/60R30CFO LSW.

The LSW design features a larger rim diameter and shorter sidewall, Titan said, as compared to standard tires, which results in increased stability, reduced road lope, reduced power hop, reduced soil compaction and increased transport speeds.

 “As the only manufacturer of both wheels and tires for agriculture, we’ve been undergoing a very aggressive research, development and field-testing effort of LSW technology for more than a decade, and after consistently witnessing LSW assemblies outperform standard tires in the field, we’ve decided to expand the lineup extensively,” said Scott Sloan, agricultural product manager for Titan Tire and Goodyear Farm Tires.

“We’re introducing four new sizes at the Farm Progress Show, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg as a significant expansion will continue through 2015.”

Custom Flo Grip tires are shown on a John Deere combine.

Goodyear Custom Flo Grip 1250/35R46 LSW:

  • Designed for combine front position as an alternative to standard 1250/45-32s or dual 510s.

  • Deep R-2 tread designed with flatter profile for smoother roading while still achieving excellent traction and flotation in extremely muddy field conditions.

  • Shorter sidewall of LSW design greatly reduces the sidewall recoil that results in road lope, helping improve transport speeds, operator comfort and productivity.

Goodyear Optiterra 1000/40R32 LSW:

  • Falls within the Goodyear Extreme Flotation category.

  • Designed for the front position on MFWD tractors in collaboration with an 1100/45R46 LSW rear, the Extreme Flotation setup offers a number of benefits over a traditional dual setup.

  • 20 percent increase in contact area and lower inflation pressures for reduced soil compaction.

  • Reduced overall width for easier roading and sharper turning.

  • LSW design reduces power hop, reduces road lope and increases stability on hillside conditions.

The Optiterra LSW can also be used on 4WD tractors, combines and grain carts as alternative to standard 1000/50R25 tires.

Goodyear Optitrac IF710/60R46 LSW:

  • Designed for use on 4WD tractors, MFWD tractor rears, combine fronts and sprayers (for flotation) as alternative to standard 710/70R42 or narrow duals.

  • Increased flexion allows for carrying loads at 20 percent lower inflation pressures than standard tires, resulting in reduced soil compaction.

  • LSW design results in reduced road lope and power hop.

Goodyear Super Traction Radial IF710/60R30CFO LSW:

  • Designed for use on MFWD tractor fronts and combine rears as an alternative to standard 28LR26 tires.

  • Increased flexion allows for carrying loads at 20 percent lower inflation pressures, resulting in reduced soil compaction.

  • Cyclic Field Operation (CFO) handles 55 percent higher loads when traveling less than 10 mph.

  • LSW design results in reduced road lope and power hop.

 

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