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Estevan

Phone: 306.634.4788
Toll Free: 1.866.659.5866
Hours of Operation
Weekdays: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed (Available for on-call parts & service)

Lloydminster

Phone: 306.825.3434
Toll Free: 1.800.535.0520
Hours of Operation
Weekdays: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed (Available for on-call parts & service)

Melfort

Phone: 306.752.2273
Toll Free: 1.844.494.5844
Hours of Operation
Weekdays: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

North Battleford

Phone: 306.445.8128
Toll Free: 1.888.446.8128
Hours of Operation
Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed (Available for on-call parts & service)

Prince Albert

Phone: 306.763.6454
Toll Free: 1.844.323.3003
Hours of Operation
Weekdays: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Regina

Phone: 306.721.2666
Toll Free: 1.800.667.7710
Hours of Operation
Weekdays: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed (Available for on-call parts & service)

Saskatoon

Phone: 306.934.3555
Toll Free: 1.800.667.9761
Hours of Operation
Weekdays: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed (Available for on-call parts & service)

Swift Current

Phone: 306.773.2951
Toll Free: 1.800.219.8867
Hours of Operation
Weekdays: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed (Available for on-call parts & service)

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An Efficient Tractor Starts With a Good Tire Gauge

Would you head to the field in the morning before fueling up? How about before checking the fluid levels in your tractor? Or inspecting and lubricating your equipment? Now, how often do you check the air in your tires before you pull out of the shed? If a pressure check isn’t routine, it could be costing you big bucks.

Generally, we keep an eye on our tires. If one looks low, we’ll grab a tire gauge and add air. But improperly inflated tires can impact several factors, including:

  • Tractor performance and efficiency
  • Soil compaction
  • Tire longevity

There is no single, simpler way to improve tractor efficiency than to use the proper tire inflation pressure.1 When tire pressure and tractor ballasting work in harmony, research shows the combination can result in a cost savings of between 3 and 10 percent.2 That’s $600 to $2,000 across 1,000 acres, (assuming $4-per-gallon diesel fuel), according to Iowa State University estimates. Plus, additional savings in time (labor and depreciation).

Reduced compaction

Proper tire inflation not only improves tractor efficiency but also can reduce soil compaction intensity from the tires. Overinflated tractor tires reduce tractive efficiency, while increasing compaction.3Underinflated tires wear sidewalls quickly.4 Adding duals or triples to your tractor lowers the carrying load on each tire, which reduces the necessary tire inflation rate. This also decreases the depth and intensity of the compaction. The goal: Lightly ballasted tractors and tire inflation pressures maintained at minimum levels for safe operation and satisfactory tire life also protect the soil.

Getting it right

Inflate tires according to tire load and inflation pressure tables.3 These tables are available through the tire manufacturer or your Case IH dealer. The loads listed in the tables are the maximum loads for a given tire design and inflation pressure that will provide safe operation and acceptable tire life at the maximum rated speed. Adjust inflation pressure according to the terrain, soil type and other conditions. Use a good tire gauge capable of readings within 1 to 2 pounds per square inch.

Careful management of ballast and tire inflation pressure can maximize tractive efficiency, minimize compaction, increase tractor drivetrain life and increase profitability.3 Neither practice usually requires an investment in new equipment. But the time spent provides immediate fuel savings and improved performance. And that’s a win-win in any growing season.

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