Well known and time-tested: An adapted, lowered inner tyre pressure not only increases area coverage and lowers diesel consumption, but also effectively protects the soil. A softer, wider tyre increases the ground contract area, so weight is distributed better, which in turn lowers the ground pressure. If the tyre is narrow and hard, normal soil is unnecessarily compacted. The surface is also damaged by the “slip with cutting effect” *caused by the tyre tread, and more fuel is consumed: tracks with a depth of more than ten centimetres double the fuel consumption*.
* Source: Prof. Dr. Volk, University of Applied Sciences Soest