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Tractor Tire Safety and Maintenance Tips and Strategies

We want to help you safely practice tractor tire maintenance.

If you do not feel that you understand these steps, or can perform them safely, consult your tractor dealer or local mechanic. Also always consult your tractor owner’s manual for model-specific information.

Time to get started.

Tire Safety

First and foremost, you should inspect your tractor daily before any operation.

Be conscious of the tractor’s condition throughout the workday. Pay close attention to the tires.

We also recommend that tire maintenance should be performed by trained, authorized, or licensed mechanics.


Always wear protective equipment and apparel.

We cannot stress enough --- the importance of hard hats, gloves, long-sleeve work shirts, work boots, goggles, or other protective eyewear.

Tire Pressure

Tire pressure will likely increase during normal operations.

It should not be reduced.

If you are traveling at higher speeds and experience excessive tire pressure --- lower your speed or stop. This will allow your tractor tires to go back to their normal temperature and pressure. Afterward, you may continue operating the tractor.

Never stand next to a tire when you are adjusting the tire pressure. Stand at a distance, behind the tread, and use a long hose with a self-attaching or snap-on chuck.

Damaged Rims/Tires

Here are a couple of tips to keep in mind when you are dealing with damaged equipment.