The cold is here, and that means farmers should be winterizing machinery and equipment tires. Firestone Ag product manager Matt Frank recommends starting with a visual inspection. “Check the side walls for any cuts or scrapes. Also, check the tread and make sure it hasn’t worn too much.” Frank adds one commonly overlooked part of the tire is the value stem. “Make sure it’s functioning and has a cap on it,” says Frank. Farmers should also check tire to wheel assembly, assuring nuts and bolts are tightened and aligned well. “That way, come spring time, you can fire up the tractor and are ready to go.”
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