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On this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., James Crouch, national segment manager for Yokohama Off-Highway Tires, breaks down new technology that can help strip-tillers minimize compaction, save fuel and boost yields.

Crouch explains the differences between radial, IF and VF tires, and why there’s a clear-cut winner when it comes to reducing compaction.

The self-proclaimed “tire nerd” also talks about the positives and negatives of central tire inflation systems (CTIS), and why original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in North America will likely start integrating them in their machines within the next 5 years.

Plus, Crouch covers how CFO (Cyclic Field Operations) ratings can allow strip-tillers to carry 55% higher loads on certain VF tires, explains the importance of tread patterns and goes over a basic maintenance checklist to use this winter when inspecting your tires.





The Strip-Till Farmer podcast is brought to you by Montag Manufacturing.

Montag Manufacturing has rolled out two new industry-first products.  Cover Crop Plus is the first metering system dedicated to cover crop seeds, able to accurately meter even the smallest seeds like cover cress. It can be mounted to tillage implements, combines and self-propelled high clearance machines.  

The second new product is the mammoth sized model 2224 with 13 or 16 tons capacity for producers running with larger strip-till implements. For more information, visit the Montag website or your Montag dealer.

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