by Matt Hagny, consulting agronomist for no-till systems since ‘94.
Some of you are faced with harvest activities on very damp to muddy soils. Check your tire pressures! This is a zero cost way to A) reduce compaction, B) improve flotation, and C) improve fuel economy on radial tires. Remember, just because it arrived from the dealership at a certain inflation pressure doesn’t mean it’s right!
Get yourself a good dial gauge if you don’t already have one, and check the readings in the morning (and be cognizant of which side is in the sun, which can result in a couple psi higher). As air temps rise, so will inflation pressures. If you’re uncertain of how low you can… continue reading here: tire-inflation-pressure