Friday, 25 September 2015 07:00

Tyre app

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Setting tyre pressures correctly, even for a humble farm tractor, is important for reducing compaction, precluding shallow ruts in difficult conditions and cutting fuel consumption.

Tyre manufacturer Michelin has introduced an agricultural tyre pressure calculator app that allows farmers and contractors to get on-the-spot advice for particular jobs or tractor/implement combinations. Appropriate tyre pressures for a desired load or speed can be calculated in three easy steps.

Firstly the user enters the tractor’s front and rear axle loadings, and the approximate weight of implements. Secondly, he enters the sizes of the Michelin tyres fitted to the tractor from a drop-down menu that lists the full range of Michelin products. Finally, he uses his device’s in-built camera to take a photo of the set-up, which cleverly looks at the image to calculate the precise weight distribution and the length of any overhangs from the wheels. The app then calculates the recommended tyre pressures for each axle.

The application is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iTouch, and Android operating systems. or or 

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