Covering Soils - ScotlandJuly 2024

How to increase crop yields with a Central Tyre Inflation System

Avoiding soil compaction and improving water infiltration are two important factors for maximizing crop yields on farms. The Central Tyre Inflation System (CTIS) from Valtra is a smart way of easily adjusting a tractor’s tyre pressure to minimise soil compaction and improve fuel efficiency. Recently, AGCO’s Global Agronomy and Farm Solutions team undertook field studies to determine the effects on soil compaction and fuel efficiency of driving with different tyre pressures using the Valtra CTIS. In this blog, we look at the results of the study and the implications for increasing crop yields and improving fuel consumption.