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A Short History of Antique Tractor Tires

By Jenny Loopson

We are currently enjoying the utilization of rubber exhausts for tractors in their farm. Have you ever come to know that tractors used to have metal tires, before the establishment of rubber tires? These tires are traditional tires, made up of soldered metal on its wheel and used for irrigational purposes in the industry. It was used as a helping hand for the farmers to cultivate their crops. Nonetheless, the metal-helmed tractors can’t be measured as perfect assistance to the farm owners. It’s also an unenthusiastic result to the farm soil and the harvest of the farm owners. These metal wheels of the tractor injure the crop roots, and isn’t well-matched for applying in communal roads.

Till the early 30′s, these antique tires of metal were used in almost all tractors. In ’32, rubber tractor wheels gradually appeared in the bazaars. They commenced an antique kind of tractor exhaust which is essentially inflatable rubber with extremely little-force. At this occasion, these tractors had turned out to be the greatly needed utensils in the ranch and non-ranch users. The opening of the historic tractor wheels were finished of rubber and has cemented the means in the growth and was steadily initiated not only in big vehicle activities but moreover helps in agricultural work and it only acquires a short instance to believe metal wheels as obsolete.

Three years had passed since the introduction of antique tractor tire made out of rubber, people noticed that most of the new tractors produced are already using these kind of tires that the companies manufactured. It has gained a market share equivalent to 14 percent or 20,000 tractors. It was Charles Goodyear who introduced vulcanizing and this concept has paved the way to the creation of a more elastic rubber material for tractor wheels at those times.

Today, it is already becoming a fad for farmers to choose and buy their own sets of antique tractor tires that we be most suitable for their lifelong buddy trucks. Another advantage of doing so is to avoid huge expenses in buying a new tractor tire or even a new farm tractor. Chances are that those antique tractor tires may perform well most especially if they were restored and maintain very properly. In this regard, you should always carefully inspect and analyze your prospect antique tractor tires before eventually buying them out.

In addition, you should also be able to determine what type and model is applicable for your tractor. The size of the tractor tire is an important factor that plays in your selection of tractor tires and next is the grip of the tires. In this connection, there is a need to check the working area whether the tractor needs a better grip or can just withstand with the loose one. The working capacity of the tractor can be affected if there are damages attained on the tractor tires while working on rough and hard-surface areas. Another important factor to be considered is the tread because it is responsible for providing the necessary grip and traction of the machine, while control over the tractor or any vehicle is dependent on its tires. Good antique tractor tires are easily found in any tractor supply stores or during garage sales.

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Loopson, Jenny "A Short History of Antique Tractor Tires." A Short History of Antique Tractor Tires. 10 Jul. 2010. 30 Jan 2015 <>.

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