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TireGrabber products are designed to allow producers to safely and easily change over large diameter tires.

New heavy equipment jack

TireGrabber introduces the TG Equipment Jack

A few years ago, Alberta producer Darcy Goossen invented a front-end loader attachment that allowed him to more easily perform large-tire changes on his own farm equipment. That invention eventually became known commercially as the TireGrabber, currently available in three different models, which Goossen now manufactures and sells. The TireGrabber models allow for handling large […] Read more

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2. (Media.chevrolet.com)

GM’s pickup money machine gets a technology tuneup

Silverado ZR2 to appeal to extreme off-roading segment

Detroit | Reuters — General Motors will give its best-selling Chevrolet Silverado large pickup truck models a makeover next spring to fix competitive shortcomings that have left Chevy in third place in one of the most lucrative vehicle market segments in the world. Catching up with rival trucks from Stellantis NV and Ford Motor Co., […] Read more


The new Titan AgraEdge tractor tire line takes the best elements of existing lines and incorporates the latest design innovations to create a “high-performing, modern-looking, cost-competitive” tire, says Scott Sloan, ag product manager at Titan.

Titan introduces the AgraEdge tire

R-1W style available to fit most MFWD tractors

Titan International recently announced the introduction of its new Titan AgraEdge tractor tire line. According to the brand, these tires are “cutting-edge” and “cost-competitive.” The initial production run includes 17 of the most popular front and rear MFWD tractor tire sizes. “With the AgraEdge, we’ve taken the best elements of our existing lines and incorporated […] Read more

Model year 2022 8R tractors will offer a Central Tire Inflation System option to vary tire pressures right from the cab.

Deere’s 8 series updates for the 2022 model year

Central tire inflation is among the new tech for 8 series tractors

As part of the updates to its 2022 model year product line, John Deere has thrown a few more features and options at its high-horsepower 8 series. With three different model types, the wheeled 8R, four-tracked 8RX and two-tracked 8RT, the 8 series is the rigid-framed little brother to the articulated 9 series, but offers […] Read more



The TireGrabber is designed to attach to any front-end loader or skid steer.

TireGrabber adds “Reversible” model

Tire-handling tool introduced with expanded size capabilities

In 2018, Grainews met up with Darcy Goossen, an Alberta producer, at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina. Goossen was then in the early stages of introducing his new invention, the TireGrabber, to the ag market. And it was clear then that it could be used in construction and other industrial settings as well. The […] Read more


Goodyear Super Single Low Sidewall technology tires on a John Deere 8R series tractor. With this tire setup, total contact area is increased to 3,644 inches from 2,368 inches, which means healthier soil from a compaction standpoint.

John Deere offers Goodyear Super Single LSW tires on 8R series tractors

The setup helps reduce soil compaction and increase yield

Titan International, manufacturer of Titan Tires, Titan Wheels, Goodyear Farm Tires and John Deere have teamed up to offer Goodyear Super Single Low Sidewall (LSW) technology tires on another series of MFWD tractors. The tires can be ordered with John Deere’s 6000, 7000 and 9000 series MFWD tractors and its self-propelled sprayers and combines. Starting […] Read more

The world’s largest ag tractor, the Big Bud 747, built in 1977, had its original tires replaced with a full set of Goodyear/Titan LSW1400/30R46 tires last summer.

Big tractor, big tires on world’s largest tractor

It took nothing less than a Titan to get replacement rubber on Big Bud 747 after four decades

If you are a consumer of ag-related social media, you’ve likely seen online video of one of the most memorable events involving classic North American farm machinery. The one-off Big Bud 747, which had been stored at the small-town Heartland Museum in Clarion, Iowa, was brought out into the sunlight for a very special event […] Read more


CupWheels are now available for tractors, skid steers and combines.

CupWheel moves toward fuller market availability

Inverted sidewall tire advances from prototype to market

In 2013, while walking the aisles of the Agritechnica machinery show in Germany, I happened upon a unique-looking tractor tire called the PneuTrac from the company Galileo Wheel out of Israel. Its design turned conventional tire technology on its head. An inverted sidewall, the ability to run with little or no air pressure and a […] Read more

AGCO is testing the effect of tire inflation pressures on crop growth with its new Fendt Momentum planter.

High tire inflation pressures stunt plant development

AGCO Crop Tour demonstrates tire pressure’s effect on crop growth

Two years ago, AGCO media relations staff introduced Jason Lee at a press event at the AGCO assembly plant in Jackson, Minn. He was the company’s new agronomist and farm solutions specialist and his job — among other things — was to measure the brand’s equipment designs’ effects on crop production. That data, he said, […] Read more