Tyres and compaction: East Midlands

Past Event - booking closed

Thu, 20 February 2020

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Kelmarsh Room, The Management Centre (Lodge Farm), Pitsford Road, Moulton College, Moulton, Northamptonshire


An in-depth look at wheels, loads, tyre pressures, tyre selection, variable pressure and compaction, along with a practical demonstration of the importance of tyre pressures using a weigh cell.

Aimed at helping farmers and growers to avoid compaction by making the right choices and operating equipment in the most economical manner, to preserve your soil, your operator and your investment, no matter what you grow.


  • Harry Henderson, AHDB
  • Jon Cottrell, Vredestein Tyres


  • Registration with refreshments
  • Welcome and Introduction: AHDB
  • Farming systems overview: Harry Henderson, AHDB
    • Tyres vs tracks
    • Importance of avoiding compaction
    • Large vs small (equipment). Is biggest always best?
  • Tyres overview: Jon Cottrell, Vredestein Tyres
    • Tyres, design, appropriate use for the job and ballasting for the job. What is available?
  • Split into two groups swap after half an hour
    • Group one (Inside): Harry Henderson, AHDB
      • Assessing soil condition and soils ability to support machine weight
      • Making best use of power
      • Choosing tracks or wheels
      • Tyre inflation systems; an economic case?
      • Headland management
    • Group two (Outside): Jon Cottrell, Vredestein Tyres
      • Practical demonstration of setting tyre pressures according to the weight. ‘How low can you go’?
      • Making the most from your tyres.
  • Summary, discussion and Q & A: Harry Henderson and Jon Cottrell

  • Lunch and close



If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.

E judith.stafford@ahdb.org.uk