Structural and Performance Characteristics of Agricultural Tires 851090
Information about the load capacity, dimensions, and traction characteristics of agricultural tires is readily available in the literature but there is limited information available about structural properties and performance parameters such as spring rate and cornering force. Generalized empirical relationships between tire dimensions and load capacity and tire stiffness parameters are presented. Differences between the statically deflected and rolling tire are discussed. The cornering or lateral force characteristics of agricultural tires are compared to automobile and truck tires with similar construction features.