Tyres, Traction and Compaction Workshop – East Anglia

Past Event - booking closed

Tue, 18 February 2020

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Parrish Farms, Lodge Farm, Chicksands, Shefford, Central Bedfordshire

SG17 5QB


Part of a national series of events, led by Harry Henderson

Please note that his is a half day workshop taking place on both the morning and afternoon. Please click the link below according to which session you wish to attend:

This joint workshop between AHDB and Catchment Sensitive Farming will look at understanding tyres, tyre selection and how to avoid waste through traction inefficiencies and reduce compaction effects to improve soils.

Avoiding 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.

The workshop will cover:

  • Tyre choice: latest tyre technology explained
  • How to balance weight, ballast and pressures
  • Improve traction and work rates, save fuel
  • Reduce damage to soils/minimise costly subsequent corrective cultivations/improve yields
  • Led by Harry Henderson, AHDB with Stephen Lamb, Bridgestone
  • Includes a practical session in the yard with a weigh cell

This workshop is suitable and comes highly regarded by both owners and operators.

This event is free to attend and BASIS and NRoSO points will be available for attendees. The morning session will conclude with lunch and the afternoon session starts with lunch.

Programme

Morning session (starts at 9.30am)

  • Registration with refreshments
  • Welcome and Introduction: Teresa Meadows, AHDB and David Wilson, AHDB
  • Farming System Overview: Harry Henderson, AHDB
    • Tyres vs tracks
    • Importance of avoiding compaction
    • Large vs small (equipment). Is biggest always best?
  • Tyres overview
    • Bridgestone Tyres - Tyres, design, appropriate use for the job and ballasting for the job. What is available?
  • Coffee break
  • 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): Stephen Lamb, Bridgestone 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 tyre manufacturer

  • Lunch then depart

Morning session (starts at 1pm)

    • Registration with refreshments
    • Welcome and Introduction: Teresa Meadows, AHDB and David Wilson, AHDB
    • Farming System Overview: Harry Henderson, AHDB
      • Tyres vs tracks
      • Importance of avoiding compaction
      • Large vs small (equipment). Is biggest always best?
    • Tyres overview
      • Bridgestone Tyres - Tyres, design, appropriate use for the job and ballasting for the job. What is available?
    • Coffee break
    • 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): Stephen Lamb, Bridgestone 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 tyre manufacturer

    • Lunch then depart

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