Low Side Technology (LSW) is a relatively new development available to farmers. This is a tire ad wheel assembly, which offers a larger rim diameter and smaller sidewall than standard tires, yet with the same inflation pressures and weight load capacity, but smoother rides and less compaction. Tune in this Thursday as we talk with Dallas Ransom of Graham Tire to discuss the benefits of LSW tires as well as opportunities coming up in the area to check out LSW tires for yourself!
The photo below depicts the differences of standard tires compared to the new LSW tires that feature a new stubble compound.
The photo below shows what your tractor tire is doing when you experience road lope - the swaying and bouncing of the machine during road transport. According to a Titan Tire press release, "there is a misconception in the marketplace that road lope is a by-product of poor design, when in fact the issue is more often than not related to how the whele and tire system is aligned when installed on the equipment." LSW tires reduces road lope as well as power hop while boosting stability.
Titan is offering LSW technology in a variety of Titan and Goodyear Farm Tire lines, and is even combining LSW technology with other advancements, such as increased flexion (IF) technology. By combining these technologies, the grower will have the stability benefits of LSW, as well as the flotation and traction benefits of running at lower inflation pressures with IF technology.
The video below shows you a great visual of side-by-side comparisons of standard tires versus LSW tires.
Be sure to check out the LSW tires on the tractor at Jaycox Implement in Worthington. Have questions? Contact Dallas Ransom at Graham Tire!