Dawson Tire and Wheel has signed an agreement with Lindsay Corporation to supply radial pivot tires as original equipment on new Zimmatic® by Lindsay center pivot irrigation systems, and also to make them available through Lindsay’s parts department. The tire was introduced with Zimmatic at Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, Nebraska.
Dawson and Lindsay worked closely together to test and determine the best fit for Zimmatic pivots. They concluded that radial tire construction lessens severe wheel tracking and compaction beneath sprinklers, while reducing overall drivetrain wear and tear. Additionally, the 320/85R38 radial tire has a 60-percent greater footprint than 11.2" x 38" bias tires that are standard on competitive brands of center pivots. The wide, flat tread face and durable sidewall of the radial tire makes it especially ideal for wet, muddy irrigation applications.
The two sizes of radial pivot tires, 320/85R38 and 380/85R24, offer heavy load ratings, even at low pressures, and are backed by an 8-year limited warranty. They fit standard pivot wheels and do not require tubes
“We are proud to offer our customers the option of a true radial tire on our pivots,” said Christopher Higgins, Zimmatic product manager at Lindsay Corporation. “These new radial tires provide strength and flexibility and a flat tread profile for improved flotation and pivot footprint.”
Chad Kuhlman, a Nebraska grower who installed a full set of radial pivot tires in 2014, said, “I really liked what I saw after harvest. The tracks were very small, which was my main concern in switching to radials. We had trouble with tracks on this pivot before because it has heavy soil. I tried other tires, but nothing seemed to work. The radials were able to keep the pivots going later in the season when the tracks normally get deep.”
Dawson Tire and Wheel is a premium supplier of tires, wheels and assemblies for agricultural applications. Dawson also specializes in customized solutions, helping farmers identify the ideal tire, rim and accessories according to their unique machines and applications. For more information or to request a quote, call toll free 888.604.3403 or visit www.dawsontireandwheel.com.