Central tire inflation system only make sense, it it is not limited to the tractor.
As active farmers, soil conservation is particularly important to us. That is why we have taken the concept of central tire inflation systems to avoid soil compaction and developed an overall solution for the tractor and trailer or attachment machine. Maintenance-free and independent of the compressed air output of the tractor – that’s TerraCare.
The TerraCare Concept
“The central tire inflation technology of TerraCare consists of a front weight that is both a compressor and a pressure accumulator, an intelligent control system that regulates the pressure on all defined axes exactly and maintenance-free, high-quality components. Especially in larger fleets, not all machines are uniform with tire pressure control technology equipped – also because of the high investment costs for the compressor and pressure accumulator on several tractors.
With the help of the TerraCare AIRPOWER, the combination of front weight, compressor and accumulator, the tire pressure control technology can be used cost-effectively and efficiently for several teams without long set-up times. “
The schematic representation of the intelligent air distribution on all axes.
Airsupply takes place either via the tractor's own compressor or via the TerraCare AIRPOWER, which not only builds up the pressure, but can also store air reserves for quick availability. The desired air volume on the individual axes is controlled via control boxes.
These are the building blocks of TerraCare central tire inflation technology
The TerraCare practical tip
Correct use of a central tire inflation system for tractors and trailers can save up to 10% in fuel costs per year. In addition, there is the securing of the yield potential in grassland and in the fields and the active avoidance of irreparable soil compaction.
Added value by TerraCare:
Soil compaction - what's behind it.
Soil compaction leads to a significant reduction in the water and air storage capacity of the top soil. Highly sensitive crops such as cereals, corn or many alternatives are very sensitive to this. The result: A reduced rooting leads to stressful situations when it is dry. Soil compaction also contributes a negative part to climate change: A low gas exchange in the soil due to missing pores increases the formation of the climate-damaging methane gas.
Soil structure must also be preserved in modern agriculture.
Soil compaction is not only the result of incorrect processing measures or one-sided crop rotation, but above all it is the machines that are getting bigger and heavier that have a massive impact on the yield potential in agriculture. Extreme weather situations, which are brought to the fore by climate change, have an additional influence on the change in soil structure. Heavy rain phases lead to the washing out of fine parts of the top soil layer and consequently to the gluing of the important soil pores. However, crop plants need an airy soil structure in order to secure an ideal nutrient and capillary water supply with the help of the vital fine roots.
Especially on the headlands, it can be observed more and more that the length growth and the yield yield are behind those crops that have their stand in the field. This is mainly due to the frequent crossings through the machines that work the fields or harvest them.
Soil compaction changes the yield potential sustainably and can no longer be regenerated.
Studies have shown that 10 – 20 percent of the total agricultural area, including grassland, is now so densely compacted that it is no longer possible to fully utilize the yield. Even if the compacted areas can now be detected by modern sensors, it is no longer possible to restore an ideal soil structure for the crop.