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Free app calculates tire pressure needs

A built-in camera function helps the Michelin mobile app calculate inflation pressure requirements for a specific tractor.

Michelin just introduced the Pressure Calculator, a free app for mobile phones that can help determine exact pressure requirements for ag tires.

Using the Pressure Calculator involves three steps. First, type in the load supported by front and rear axles. Then enter the type of tire using the drop-down menus. Finally, take a photo of the tractor with the smartphone. The app’s built-in camera function calculates load distribution and the length of the overhang measured from the axles. The app instantly works out the most appropriate tire pressure for the desired load and speed.

This app is the only one of its kind on the market, according to the company. It’s free and available on both Android and iOS devices. It’s also available in French.

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Scott Garvey

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