How to Extend the Life of Your Tractor Tires

Enhance Your Tractor Tires in San Jose

Mission Valley Kubota & Tractor provides the parts and knowledge you need to extend the life of your tractor tires in San Jose, CA. Contact us today about our wide selection of tractor parts and products available to you.

Why Is Tractor Tire Life Important?

If you pull debris, farm or mow your lawn with a tractor, you know how important it is to maintain the life of your tires for as long as possible.

Tires keep your tractor moving and your productivity thriving. The longer your tires last, the longer you can keep operating, saving time and money in the future.

There are times when replacing your tires is unavoidable, especially when they’ve reached the actual end of their lifespan—no tire lasts forever. Unfortunately, many tractor owners overlook vital maintenance and preventative measures that could save their tire’s life, or they wait until it’s too late.

Tractor tire replacement is usually much costlier than routine maintenance and prevention. Tires failing during operation pose harm and danger. A tire replacement will put your tractor out of commission, which will delay your tasks, productivity, yields and even your income. Further, it costs more money to replace tires than to maintain them.

We recommend extending the lifespan of your tires through proper maintenance and repairs. There are actions you can take to extend the life of your tires by a few years—if not more.

Contact us today to learn more about tire parts.

Why Do Tractor Tires Fail?

More recent tractors are designed with tire gauges and meters for monitoring their health. These innovations allow tractor owners to keep track of their tire’s life and make adjustments as necessary. If you own a newer tractor, we recommend using these updates to check your tires for wear and tear.

Unfortunately, most older tractors don’t come equipped with current technology, making detecting tire damage signs difficult. If you find signs of wear and tear, you may be able to receive maintenance on your tires, but you may already be too late and need a complete replacement.

Here are some ways to tell if your tire needs attention—or a total replacement:

  • Deflation: Low or no air pressure can lead to your tractor tires deflating, which could cause severe or irreparable damage.
  • Surface Cuts: Abnormal punctures or cuts might be caused by unfavorable driving conditions. Cuts and punctures will become worse the longer they go unaddressed.
  • Dryness and Cracking: Over time, tractor tire wear and tear may cause them to harden and crack, leading to tread damage and flexibility loss.
  • Spotty Wear and Tear: Uneven pressure can affect one tire without affecting others. However, the uneven pressure may cause your tractor to lean to one side, which causes additional tread damage.

How to Extend Your Tractor Tire’s Life

Tractor tire replacement isn’t always necessary. There are ways to keep your lawn tractor, farm tractor or tractor-trailer tires and extend their lives. Our team recommends performing the following to ensure your tractor tires stay healthy and maintained for as long as possible:

Check Your Tractor Tire Pressure

Proper tire inflation is crucial to maintaining your tire’s lifespan. The right or wrong inflation could mean the difference between a tire that functions for years or a tire that permanently deflates. Overinflation also causes added stress on your tread, eventually rendering tires dysfunctional.

We recommend gauging your air pressure—and filling up your tire if necessary—through the seasons, including the winter. If you use tractors for farming, you should gauge pressure throughout your harvest.

Check Your Tractor Tire Tread

Your tire’s tread is essential to maintaining durability. Proper tire tread maintains your tire’s traction, and it keeps your tractor efficient and economical. As your tread wears down, so will the overall quality of your tire. Gauge your tread and make sure it doesn’t dip below 20%. If your tread drops below this point, the risks of needing a replacement increase significantly.

Avoid Overloading Your Tractor

It would be best to always refer to your manufacturing manual to see how much your tractor can carry. Overloading leads to unnecessary wear and tear that is easily avoidable.

Your manufacturer specifications should tell you the weight your tractor can sustain. Ensuring your hauls fit within these specifications will maintain your tire’s lifespan.

Properly Match Your Tire Tractors

Matching your tires ensures that your set shares an even load. If your tires are mismatched due to different heights, lengths, or sizes, some tires will carry more of your load burden than others. The added weight causes the affected tires to wear and tear more. Mismatched tires may also cause your tractor to lean further to one side than the other.

Contact Mission Valley Kubota & Tractor Today

The team at Mission Valley Kubota & Tractor genuinely cares about your tractor’s performance and lifespan. We’re here to offer you an extensive line of Kubota tractors, along with cutting-edge equipment to enhance your tractor’s quality. Contact us today to maximize your tractor’s performance with top industry-grade tractor services.

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