TractAir was showing a new range of products which the company claim offer exciting new possibilities to increase productivity and efficiency – Central Tyre Inflation Systems (CTIS) at Croptec.
Agricultural tractor and trailer tyre pressures are critical if you want to get the best from your machine whilst avoiding soil damage and wasted fuel. In the field low pressures are needed to spread the weight of the machine and to maximise grip. Conversely on the road higher pressures are needed to give stability, fuel efficiency and minimum tyre wear. In both situations the best pressure also depends on the work being carried out and the load on each axle. Working with the correct pressures has the following advantages:
Reduced wheel slip in the field = lower fuel consumption by up to 15%
Reduced soil compaction = increased drainage. Yield can be increased by up to 6%
Reduced tyre wear and damage by up to 20%
Increased grip and stability on the road
Better self cleaning of tyre tread in the field. Soil deposits on the roads near the field gates are reduced considerably.
Improved operator comfort on both field and road
Longer working season, especially in wet areas
Integrates into main tractor display using ISOBUS
Change tyre pressure whilst moving
Proven robust technology
Compatible with dual wheels
Inboard air connection available
TractAir’s CTIS system allows the farmer to change pressures from inside the cab at the touch of a button, either on a dedicated control panel or built into the tractor display. This can be done while in motion and at any speed. The air supply comes from an on board engine driven compressor or by a separate high performance hydraulic driven unit which can be mounted anywhere on the vehicle. Trailer and implement tyre pressures can also be controlled from inside the tractor.