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Jim Enyart

A veteran of the Ag tire industry, Jim serves as Technical Manager, North America, for CEAT Specialty Tires.

Recent Posts

Price vs. Performance in Ag Tires

Posted by Jim Enyart on Sep 14, 2020 10:50:29 AM

It’s natural to try and spend as little as you can when purchasing Ag tires, especially when margins are tight like they are these days.

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Squared Off Shoulders Fight Soil Compaction

Posted by Jim Enyart on Aug 20, 2020 11:06:01 AM

Squared off shoulders may have gone out of style in women's business attire from the 80's, but still very much in vogue on today's farm . . . as in squared shoulders on Ag tires!

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Topics: Ag tire advice

Learn the Basics of Ag Tire Inflation

Posted by Jim Enyart on Jun 24, 2020 4:57:57 PM

Scratching your head on how to trim farm operating costs? One answer is in front of your nose . . . a consistent, well-conceived Ag tire inflation program.

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Topics: Ag tire maintenance

Take Full Advantage of Hi-Tech Ag Tires - Inflate Properly!

Posted by Jim Enyart on May 18, 2020 10:26:13 AM

Today's Ag tires, such as the new CEAT Torquemax IF radial, are marvels in engineering. Farmers cannot take full advantage of the technology, however, without proper tire inflation.

The Torquemax, for example, is engineered (with the proper air pressure) to ensure constant and smooth transfer of torque from the tractor to the ground, particularly during fieldwork. The payoff for the farmer is lower compaction and the ability to carry higher loads.

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Topics: Ag tire maintenance

The Power of CTR for American Farmers

Posted by Jim Enyart on Feb 20, 2020 7:25:35 AM

Today’s American farmer is more economically and environmentally conscious than ever before. They expect their equipment to work as hard as they do, and CEAT tires do just that with the “Power of CTR.”

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Topics: Ag tire advice

When Should You Replace Your Ag Tires?

Posted by Jim Enyart on Feb 11, 2020 11:04:18 AM

Of course everyone knows that replacement has to happen when a tire fails and can’t be repaired! Easy peasy, fast and simple!

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Topics: Ag tire maintenance

Soil Compaction & Planting

Posted by Jim Enyart on Jan 10, 2020 4:28:12 PM

Last spring was a “character building” planting season to say the least. Too many farmers, particularly in the Midwest, got their crops in the ground very late if at all.

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Topics: Ag tire advice

Tire Inflation Advice for Two-Wheel Drive Tractors

Posted by Jim Enyart on Dec 17, 2019 9:26:44 AM

Different tire inflation tactics are required for the different types of wheeled farm equipment.

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Topics: Ag tire maintenance

Tire Compounds Evolving to Fight Stubble

Posted by Jim Enyart on Dec 9, 2019 7:53:05 AM

Stubble damage to tires has always been present but was not a big problem until the advent of  GMO enhanced corn, soybean and cotton varieties.

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Topics: Ag tire advice

Reading an Ag Tire Sidewall

Posted by Jim Enyart on Dec 5, 2019 9:57:25 AM

The sidewalls of Ag tires as well as all other tires are full of important information. Understanding the basics is important but the additional information may answer some questions if you only know what these markings really mean.

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Topics: Ag tire advice