How To Pump Air Into A Tractor Tire

How to pump air into a tractor tire may well be the easiest, most basic skill that a tractor owner—or a prospective one—should learn and master. Although tractor tires may appear bigger than most tires we usually see on the streets, fundamentally they are just the same as the ones attached on your bicycles.

They serve the same purpose, and thus need the same kind of fixing and maintenance in order to work efficiently. You need just about the same kind of device to pump air into tractor tires—air inflator/compressor, tire gauge, and efficient knowledge of PSI.

If you know how to fill one kind of tire, then you can bet you know how to fill them all. There’s but a small chance that you can ever go wrong as long as you know your tire’s PSI or pounds per square inch. This information will usually be listed in your tractor’s manual, so you better check your manual out before pumping air into your tractor tire. This is especially important since overfilling your tires with air pressure can cause them to rupture, giving you more problems than you initially have. On the other hand, under-inflating your tire will cause its sidewalls to over-flex resulting to its treads wearing out too quickly.

How To Pump Air Into A Tractor TireKnowing how to change a tractor tire and how to pump air into a tractor tire entails knowledge of PSI as well. Larger tires have higher a PSI for very obvious reasons. A PSI is the unit of pressure needed to be pumped into the tire for it to work efficiently. It is important that you determine and take note of your tire’s present PSI. You can do this by unscrewing the tire valve stem cap and attaching your tire gauge on it. You will have to do this several times while you inflate your tires, so you don’t end up overfilling it. When you are familiar enough with the correct PSI requirement of your tractor tire, you can fill it in without having to check for the PSI every now and then.

Periodically checking your tires’ pressure even when they don’t need to refilled is a good habit to form. This will help you keep tabs on whether your tires are losing pressure naturally or due to a leak you cannot initially see.

If you usually take your car to the gas station to get its tires filled up, you shouldn’t get used to the same idea when it comes to your tractor. Imagine having to drive that huge vehicle into town just to get its tires pump up. Too much hassle, right? Not to mention the amount of time you will have to spend to make the drive, which you could’ve just spent on something more worthwhile. Purchasing a manual air inflator or a portable air compressor to pump your own tires at home is an inexpensive investment that will benefit both your tractor and your car.

Learning how to pump air into a tractor tire may seem easy enough. Actually doing it may prove to be a lot easier. If you’re using an air inflator, connect the air hose to the valve stem and use the pump on your inflator to put air into your tire. If an air compressor is more your thing, once it is connected the tire will begin filling on its own. Once your tire has the correct PSI, cap the valve stem on your tire and your tractor is ready for use once again.

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