Just noticed from that chart, 1250 is actually a 40R, not 45R.anyone have experience with LSW1250/45R46 tires in soft conditions ?
Just as important Claas tracks are better all the time for an assortment of reasons (and those reasons are about to become even more so) other manufacturers are just patch work add ons, not fully integrated nor dedicated.Tracks are THE answer for wet fields.
Never regretted that decision and every combine from now on will have tracks.
A friend of mine has a Lexion 580R and farms in some hilly land with deep black, high organic soil. It is often too wet in the low areas but if you can stay on top of the stubble and root layer you can usually keep going. A few years ago he added the powered rear axle with 750 x 26 Michelins. A good improvement over dragging the rear tires. A couple years ago when faced with extreme wet harvest conditions he upgraded the drivers to 1250 x 46 on a new set of rims that balance the offset as good as you can. They are amazing in soft ground. The rear tires will now make tracks well before the drivers. I have a picture of that showing driving in an inch or two of water and only leaving lug marks in the stubble. I think the 1250s were around $15,000 with rims and it all fits and works very well. Worth the money. Less than an inch of clearance between the top of the tire and the side panel but no problems. The 900 takeoffs make great tires for the NH3 cart too! And you always have a set of spares.anyone have experience with LSW1250/45R46 tires in soft conditions ?
By pure coincidence this just showed up
Not the system but the graphics/demo showing proper inflation advantages.
Still not good enough to maximize central tire inflation advantages, that will NOT happen until automatic rolling radius detection and compensation systems appear.
When that happens tires will put a run on tracks again.
Don’t you just love cyclical technology development?!
All correct.I haven't read through this thread yet either but I'm sure Claas guys are probably here going on about how their tracks are the bestestestestest and you should trade your entire combine for one of theirs because their tracks are designed for the machine and they are the awesomest and they are basically the Jesus of combines/track systems