Numerous innovations have helped farmers improve their efficiency and production over the years, including increased and improved mechanization, better fertilizers and pesticides, high-tech and hybrid seeds, improved post-harvest handling and storage, and digital advancements such as automation, artificial intelligence, and data collection and analysis.

Tires and Increased Farm Production

Another aspect driving the growth in production from U.S. farmers is a better understanding of how they themselves affect the land. The adoption of new growing techniques and the creation of strategic practices have bolstered farm productivity by minimizing soil compaction, reducing erosion, and conserving water. It’s here that tires have played an important role.

Radial tires are becoming a common sight on today’s farms. Radial tires provide a larger footprint than older, bias-ply technology. Radials lessen the impact of machinery on the field, help reduce soil compaction, and improve yields. They also deliver improved puncture protection in the tread area, better traction, and more efficient fuel use—maximizing uptime, increasing efficiency, and lowering expenses.

High-tech VF radial tires are pushing the benefits of traditional radials to new levels and are poised to help farmers feed even more people. VF tires can carry up to 40% more load at the same inflation pressure as a conventional radial or the same load at up to 40% less inflation pressure. This allows farmers to significantly increase efficiency and minimize the impact of today’s increasingly large and powerful machinery on the ground (the number of people fed by farmers isn’t the only thing that has grown over the years—so has ag equipment).

Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America

Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America’s Alliance brand continues to deliver cutting-edge tires designed to keep pushing production forward. Innovative radial tires like the Alliance Agri Star II—  (2WD Tractor, 4WD Tractor & MFWA) which features a larger-than-typical contact patch and a unique tread pattern—are helping to improve performance, minimize the impact on valuable soil, and boost production. The Alliance Whole Farm Concept is a commitment to delivering a low-pressure VF solution to every piece of ag equipment that enters the field and is an important step in protecting soil health and yields.

Learn More About Alliance Agriflex Tires 

Contact your local YOHTA dealer or rep to learn more about Alliance’s numerous AQ tire solutions and how we’re helping farmers grow their production and profits.