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Richard Pearson - Automatic Transplanter --
--Available Through Northern Equipment Solutions--
Pearson Automatic Tranplanter - Brassica Planter - Tomatoes - Leeks - Peppers - Tobacco - Leafy Greens - Celery & More
Requiring only 1 Person to Operate a 3 to 12 Row Machine this machine has great labor saving benefits along with Uniform Planting across each rows, with plant miss compensation and accurate depth control.
OUTPUT A 4 row machine averages 20% more per day than 10 row semi-automatic machines (Up to 4 Plants per second)for example.
FLEXIBILITY Can be worked in two shifts for near 24 hour work when required. Dry weather advantages over lightweight manual planters are that plants are firmer and deeper planted in ridges when needed. Deals with damp and wet soils well, thanks to good coulter design and clean press wheels
AUTOMATIC IN-FILLING Auto-sensing Selection takes place at up to 3.5 plants per second for handling poorly germinated trays with ease. Unlike plants in-filled by hand after the machine has passed - ALL machine planted modules will grow on as the others. Some cross-rooting is handled with no loss of speed and lower germinated trays can be in-filled to a higher germination level.
VERSATILITY An innovative Positive Pick mechanism ensures an excellent 'clean' tray. Modules should have a good root structure for effective handling through the machine.
UNIFORM GROWTH An even canopy denotes a Pearson Autoplanted field!
EASE OF OPERATION The Autoplanter is simple to operate thanks to a well thought out program with an intuitive touch-panel interface. Training is minimal.
ORGANISATION Minimum labour Just 1 skilled operator and 1 tractor driver No gang labour, no constant re-training and supervision.
SIMPLICITY OF OPERATION There is one main job for the Operator. He has only to input into the control panel the tray size and plant spacing. Should any problem arise during planting, he pulls a cord attached to a buzzer to draw the driver's attention. After stopping, the intelligent software is pre-programmed to recognise and remember it's position and will automatically restart the machine in the correct plant setting.
ACCURACY OF PLANTING & Module Separation A problem experienced by is the cross rooting in trays between adjacent modules. An clever, patented separation system overcomes this problem.
A line of picking fingers removes the modules from a tray and before the precision placement into pairs of index fingers, each picking finger assembly (rod and block) separates, rather like a concertina, teasing apart the roots from the adjacent module and inserting the module into the Index fingers. The design greatly reduces and normally negates the risk of foliage entanglement.
- Gentle handling
The seedlings are handled precisely and gently. Once the seedling has been indexed it passes into the delivery belt. This special long life belt has a cushioned surface to maintain a gentle grip on the stem and foliage without damage - maintaining the spacing set by the computer and transporting modules down into the coulter.
- Total seedling Control
The whole concept of the design from pickers through to coulter is one of total seedling control. Every mechanical section, from the tray to the delivery coulter, holds the module so it is totally under the planter's robotic control. This contributes greatly to the speed, spacing accuracy and ground positioning of the seedlings
The PEARSON AUTOPLANTER has been designed to use standard sizes of rigid plastic trays. Chances are your standard trays will fit thus avoiding the considerable investment in bespoke (specially designed) trays - potentially at a premium price when compared to standard trays
If you would like to learn how you can reduce your labor requirements and improve you crop quality please contact www.northernequipment.ca
Applying liquid fertilizer used to be a pain in the neck. Literally. Not anymore. You no longer have to watch your back for application blockages.
You asked for it, here it is. SafeGuard electronically detects blockages and alerts you with an Audible Alarm and a Visual Display of the blocked row's number. Reduce over and under-application, save money, and apply liquid fertilizer with confidence without having to watch flow monitors or outlets. 4-36 Row kits available.
Safeguard offers many advantages over other methods.
- - Instantly detects and alerts the operator of blockages without seeing the sensor.
- - Audible alarm immediately alerts operator of blockage - HEAR what you have been missing
- - Monitors all runs continuously
- - Blockage is detected while your attention is on other things
- - Same performance day or night, rain or shine
- - Achieve full benefit s of liquid fertilizer application knowing all rows are applying.
- - Excellent planter control
Northern Equipment Solutions Annouces Partnership With Greentronics Electronics-Producer Of The RiteHeight Sprayer Boom Height Controls
Northern Equipment Solutions is pleased annouce that it is now a dealer for Greentronics Electronics, leader in sprayer boom height controls and vegetable depth and drop control systems. Northern Equipment Solutions is now a certified sales, service and installation center for all products produced by Greentronics.
Greentronics has long been reconigized as a market leader in the sprayer boom height control system market, with its easy to use interface, simple installation and rugged design. Boom height control systems for self propelled and pull type sprayers of almost any manufacturer will now be available from Northern Equipment Solions. Greentronics industry exclusive aftermarket harvester and digger depth control systems can be intrigrated into any manufacturers system, as well as Greentronics YieldRite vegetable harvester yield monitoring systems- now you can create the same yield maps on your potato or carrot harvester as you do in your combine.
Spray Calibration made easier
Sprayer operators have tested the calibration of the nozzles on their sprayers for years by using an effective, but distinctly low-tech method. Each nozzle would be used to spray water into an empty jug while producers timed the process for up to a minute per nozzle with a stopwatch.
By timing the spray and with knowledge of the volume of the liquid in the jug, farmers could be reasonably certain their nozzles delivered the product at the desired rate. Though necessary, this process can be time-consuming. A 120-foot boom being used for 20-inch spacing would involve testing 73 nozzles – a process likely to last an hour and a half.
In the last few years, several products have tried to streamline the process while increasing nozzle-test accuracy. Tests conducted at six universities (and sponsored by Successful Farming magazine) indicate a relatively new, simple device may be up to the task.
Illinois-based Innoquest designed and manufactures the SpotOn sprayer calibrator, which demonstrated excellent accuracy in tests that only took 10 to 20 seconds per spray nozzle. The tests were conducted during the summer of 2010.
“We did find it to be most convenient,” says Mark Hanna, an Extension agricultural engineer at Iowa State University (ISU) who helped conduct the test. “There have been other devices on the market previous to this that will give a flow reading, but not with as much accuracy as this device.”
On average, the SpotOn gpm readings agreed with actual scale measurements taken of a given nozzle flow. The SpotOn average reading was never more than ¹⁄100 off from the actual measurements. The tests were conducted using nozzles with opening sizes of 11002, 11004, and 11006 at pressures of 15, 30, and 45 psi.
“If there were some gross flaw in the device, we wanted to know that, and we didn’t find any,” says Bob Wolf, retired Kansas State University Extension application specialist who now operates Wolf Consulting and Research, LLC in Illinois.
The SpotOn sprayer calibrator costs about $150 and is a mostly clear tube with a metal frame that can be placed over a sprayer nozzle for a test. A type of diffuser pad is incorporated to reduce splash or turbulence of the spray stream so it doesn’t strike electrodes directly and cause a false read. A digital readout on the side of the SpotOn tube registers flow rate.
A quick, accurate tool of this type is valuable, according to Wolf, who conducts calibration workshops as part of his business. The readout on the device replaces the need for testers to do the conversion math themselves after measuring the actual liquid in the containers used during traditional calibration tests.
Most producers should check calibrations when they change to a different nozzle type, and this tool “would make that a lot simpler,” says Wolf.
“It’s a huge time-saving device,” says John Lipscomb, an application business development specialist with AGCO Corporation, who is based in Alabama. So much so that Lipscomb has urged AGCO dealerships to include the calibrators as part of their inventory. If a nozzle test can be completed in 10 seconds as opposed to one minute, that’s a big help.
Once a nozzle has more than 10% wear, it needs to be replaced, according to most manufacturers. The SpotOn is a tool that can help make that determination more quickly. The danger isn’t so much that wear will cause application rates to increase so much that plants can be hurt, according to Lipscomb. Flow meters or electronic flow control devices on board tractors or spray rigs generally prevent overapplication of product, says Lipscomb.
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By Desmond Keller
New TeeJet mobile app for growers and custom applicators allows for quick and easy nozzle selection for any application.
New mobile app for growers and custom applicators allows for quick and easy nozzle selection for any application.
TeeJet Technologies offers growers and custom applicators a new tool for simplifying their spraying operations. The SpraySelect mobile app allows the user to quickly and easily choose the proper spray tip for a given application. Just enter speed, tip spacing and target rate, select your droplet size category and a list of recommended tips is provided. Specific gravity input is also included to for use when applying liquid fertilizers.
“The large number of spray tip choices available today can be a bit overwhelming. With the increasing number of crop protection products available and greater number of applications being made, proper tip selection and droplet size management is more important than ever,” commented Tim Stuenkel, Marketing Communications Manager at TeeJet Technologies. “We are very excited to make this app available and hope it proves to be a valuable, time-saving tool for our customers around the globe.”
SpraySelect supports US and Metric units along with six languages - English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German and Russian. It is available at no cost for both Apple and Android devices. To download, visit the app store and search for “TeeJet,” or simply click on the following links:
Northern Equipment Solutions Annouces Partnership With Ropa Potato Equipment/ WM Kartoffoltechnik Potato Equipment
Northern Equipment Solutions is proud to annouce that the newly formed ROPA Potato Equipment ( formerly WM Kartoffoltechnik ) has entered the Canadian market, providing growers with its advanced equipment line up. WM Kartoffoltechnik has long provided the most advanced and gentle handling potato equipment available, and has long been known on the European market as an innovation leader. With its recent takeover by ROPA Machinenbau and the future rebranding and technologies intrigration from ROPA's world leading sugar beet systems, the potato equipment market will benefit from this merger.
Northern Equipment Solutions is proud to represent the new line from ROPA Potato Equipment's full line of rotary tillage equipment, Folding Planters, Harvesters.
Northern Equipment Solutions provides advanced agricultural solutions from industry leaders Trimble AgGPS, Double L-Potato Equipment, Standen Pearson Co. UK Potato Equipment, Ropa Potato Equipment, Veris Technologies, Surefire Ag Systems , AgCam Cameras, Krohne Flow Meters, and High Accuracy Fumigant Rate Control Systems. www.northernequipment.ca or firstname.lastname@example.org
Natural Light Fabric Structures are cost-efficient building solutions consisting of a steel frame and fabric membrane cover. We offer the SP Series, DP Series, GP Series and Hybrid Buildings which offer clear span building solutions from 18'-260' wide. Natural Light Fabric Structures maximizes your investment by saving energy and increasing productivity.
Natural Light Fabric Buildings are versatile solutions for many applications. Here are just a few:
- Machinery and Equipment Storage
- Flat Grain Storage
- Hay Storage
- Fertilizer Storage
- Beef Barns
- Dairy Barns
- Calf Barns
- Equine Indoor Riding Arenas
The DP, GP and Hybrid buildings are designed and engineered to meet your local wind, snow and unbalanced snow loads. Natural Light Fabric Structures will support you from original concept and cost estimate through installation and completion of your new building through a local dealer network.
To learn more about Natural Light Fabric Structures and what we can do for you on your next project visit us at www.nlfabric.com or call 888-708-3272.
TurboDrop® Asymmetric Dual Fan Nozzle for AG (TADF)
The new TurboDrop® Asymmetric Dual Fan Nozzle (TADF) is designed to improve coverage on vertical and angular targets with contact chemicals. With single flat fan nozzles, the force from the travel speed of the sprayer deflects the downward oriented droplets forward in the driving direction. Coverage on the backside of the plant is minimized. The 50° rearward spray of the TADF is designed to overcome this effect and improve backside coverage. The 10° forward spray will provide a combination of penetration and frontside coverage.
Additionally, the rearward spray has a higher flow rate to further assist backside coverage. Smaller drops are produced by the forward spray to provide a wider droplet size range overall. In most sizes, the droplet spectrum is Medium-Course below 80 psi and Medium-Fine above 80 psi. The TADF nozzle should be ideal for fungicide spraying in wheat and other crops, and can also be used for general herbicide applications. Higher pressures are recommended for contact chemicals.
TurboDrop® Nozzles Produce large, air-filled drops that give extraordinary drift reduction and excellent penetration. Upon impact with the target, the drops shatter into very small droplets, providing exceptional spray coverage.
1. Long-wearing polyacetal or ceramic orifice in venturi determines flow rate.
2. The pressure drop created by the venturi draws in air through the hole in the venturi.
3. In the mixing chamber, the air and spray solution are blended and compressed.
4. The pattern tip forms large, drift resistant spray drops, filled with tiny air bubbles.
5. The air included in the spray liquid expands as it exits the pattern nozzle, additionally accelerating the drops. 6. The air bubbles cause the drops to explode when they hit the target. Large drops become small droplets that provide optimum coverage for chemical efficacy.
Agronomy Seminars sponsored by Summit Gold. FREE. A great meal will be served. Seminar lasts approximately 4 hours. Presentation by Dan Coffin, Soil and Plant Nutritional Concepts, Fort Wayne, IN. Dan does a great job covering basic soil chemistry, soil biology, and soil physics and helping growers understand the inter-relationships of the three soil properties. Dan will show how to incorporate Summit Gold products into a production system. Everyone leaves these seminars with helpful information to take to the field the next day. Dates/Locations are Auburn, AL Monday January 14th; Sylvester, GA on Wednesday January 16th; Fairhope, AL on Thursday January 17th. If interested, contact Kenny 334-319-6713 or email@example.com
As promised, AgTalk will undergo a much-needed upgrade soon. At present we expect the changes to start Wednesday morning, December 19. The process requires that we take the site offline and move all data to another server. This should take 3 or 4 hours, though it could last longer. When AgTalk returns, it should look exactly as it does now. Your registration and password will be unchanged. What you should notice is an increase in speed, especially during the peak evening hours. Our current server was one of the fastest on the market two years ago; we are moving to a dual server setup, each of which is considerably more capable than our single server now. We are also changing Web hosts, so there has been a lot going on behind the scenes. Many thanks to Don Glenn and the entire AgTalk team. And thanks to you, the AgTalk user, for making these periodic upgrades necessary. :-)
Northern Equipment Solutions is proud to annouce Standen Pearson Co. UK has entered the Ontario market, providing growers with its advanced equipment line up. Standen Pearson Co. UK provides the most advanced and gentle handling potato equipment available, and has long been know on the European market as an innovation leader.
Northern Equipment Solutions is proud to represent Standen Pearson full line of rotary tillage equipment, bedformers, Soil Conditioners, Planters, Harvesters, Bed Planting, Quad Planting, and Potato Toppers.
Northern Equipment Solutions provides advanced agricultural solutions from industry leaders Trimble AgGPS, Double L-Potato Equipment, Standen Pearson Co. UK Potato Equipment, Veris Technologies, Surefire Ag Systems , AgCam Cameras, Krohne Flow Meters, and High Accuracy Fumigant Rate Control Systems. www.northernequipment.ca or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hypro’s newly designed 9307 Series Centrifugal Pumps with ForceField™ Seal Technology, a 2013 AE50 Award winner, will protect against today’s harshest chemical and application environments. “The ForceField™ Seal Technology is a maintenance-free design that automatically adjusts seal chamber pressures, ensuring mechanical seal life in all conditions,” states Jared Krueger, product manager at Hypro. “Elimination of dry run and chemical bonding failures prevents costly in-season downtime. Hypro backs this pump with an industry first one-year warranty on pump, motor, and seals.”
The 9307 series pump handles high volume spraying applications at increased field speeds, allowing applicators to spray more acres faster. This results in timely weed and pest control, driving increased profits for growers. These pumps are designed for agricultural and industrial spraying and transfer of a variety of fluids such as water, insecticides, herbicides, wettable powders, emulsives, and liquid fertilizers.
To receive more information on the new 9307 Series Centrifugal Pumps with ForceField™ Seal Technology, please contact Hypro at 1-800-424-9776, or visit Hypro Pumps - Series 9307 with ForceField™ Technology - Features.
Hypro’s new 2130 Series Versa-Twin™ Plunger Pumps are available in standard models up to 4.0 GPM & 300 PSI. “It features an industry-first integrated automatic-demand pressure switch option,” states Jared Krueger, product manager at Hypro. “Working on demand increases the pump and spray system life. It reduces the power input required and end-user installation charges by allowing for overnight charging versus continuous charging through a custom, high-amp vehicle alternator and heavy gage wire system.”
The 2130 Series Versa-Twin™ is constructed with a Noryl® GTX body and FKM seals, providing superior resistance to corrosive chemicals. This series is ideal for moving fluids like insecticides, chlorides, fertilizers, acids and bleach in applications such as pest and mold control, turf and golf course management, fruit and vegetable fertigation, industrial fluid transfer, de-icing, and hydrostatic line testing.
To receive more information on the new Versa-Twin™ 2130 Series, please contact Hypro at 1-800-424-9776, or visit www.hypropumps.com.
MP PUMPS Inc. has been providing high quality centrifugal pumps for 70 years to the Industrial, Marine, Agricultural, Military and Transportation markets. Our brands include Flomax® self priming pumps; Chemflo® stainless steel end suction pumps; and Tempuflo hot oil pumps. We also provide a wide range of other products to meet your fluid handling needs.
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We hope to see you at Sunbelt Ag Expo this week in Moultrie, GA. Our both is in Ag Building #2. Look for the Summit Gold both. Come by and introduce yourself and register to win a jug of BB5. We specialize in soil and plant fertility consulting, education and specialized crop inputs. See the Collet-N-GO kit in action at our booth. Ask about free shipping code for Collet-N-GO.
Come by the "Summit Gold" and introduce yourself. We will be in Ag Building 2. As a Summit Gold dealer, we specialize in soil and plant fertility consultation, education, and specialized crop inputs. We will have the Collect-N-GO soil collection power kit for you to try it out. Many people have purchased the Collect-N-GO to tackle hard soil conditions this year. Priced as a low-end soil probe, out performs high-end probes. Hope to see ya'll in Moultrie, GA this week (Oct 16th-18th)! Ask for Expo special free shipping code.
The new 3376 Series Cleanload™ chemical eduction system allows farmers to mix liquid and dry chemicals safely and quickly at ground level. It features the new CycloRinse™ system which provides premium tank cleaning and meltdown of flowable powders, such as AMS, with an open lid for continuous chemical filling. “The Cleanload extends the life of your transfer pumps by educting abrasive and corrosive chemicals downstream from the pump,” states Jared Krueger, product manager at Hypro. “Using the Cleanload further improves the quality of your tank mix by bringing the concentrate into a supersaturated stream that is then dispersed into the tank in a clean and easy process.”
The 3376 Series Cleanload™ is available with three different size eductors to match your application needs, each with a right-hand and a left-hand flow configuration. Choose the 8mm eductor for high-pressure, low-flow applications when using roller pumps or diaphragm pumps. The 11mm eductor is designed for use with on-board sprayer’s high-pressure, high-flow applications. The 16mm eductor works with low-pressure, high-flow applications, such as transfer pump applications.
To receive more information on the new 3376 Series Cleanload™, please contact Hypro at 1-800-424-9776, or visit www.hypropumps.com.
Shop Continental NH3 products with Agrimart!
Continental NH3 Products has been manufacturing anhydrous ammonia application equipment for over 50 years. NH3, or anhydrous ammonia, is commonly used in agricultural applications, the focus of Continental NH3 Products. We carry a full line of NH3 valves, fittings, manifolds and flow control devices. You won't find a better source for your ammonia equipment needs with Agrimart. With our commitment to quality and customer service you can rest assured that when you buy Continental you're buying the best.
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Hypro recently introduced the Push-to-Connect Nozzle Bodies and FastCaps designed for adapting fertilization and nutrient application kits to planters, seeders, and toolbars. The Push-to-Connect Nozzle Bodies replace leak-prone threaded fittings in these systems with a design that utilizes a double O-ring to provide superior sealing of the hose in the Push-to-Connect fitting.
“Whether it be for in-row, top dress or banding applications, the Push-to-Connect Nozzle Body will provide easy installation and implementation for drip-free control,” states Gene Schellhorn, product manager at Hypro. “The Push-to-Connect product line will offer the required versatility needed for today’s liquid fertilizer applications.”
The Push-to-Connect product line is available with either 1/4” or 3/8” Push-to-Connect fittings. The nozzle bodies are available in two different configurations:
- Push-to-Connect by Push-to Connect configuration eliminates threaded fittings, providing fast maintenance and increased reliability
- Push-to-Connect by Bayonet offers the flexibility of either standard spray tip caps or the Push-to Connect FastCaps, which allow the use of flow regulating discs for precision metering
To receive more information on the new Push-to-Connect Nozzle Bodies and FastCaps, please contact Hypro at 1-800-424-9776, or visit Hypro Pumps - Push-to-Connect Nozzle Bodies - Features.
The Express Nozzle Body End Cap from Hypro was presented with the Innovations Award at the recent Canada’s Farm Progress Show, June 20-22, 2012 in Regina, Saskatchewan, which was attended by nearly 50,000 people. It was one of two products selected for the prestigious Gold Standard award, with ten other products winning the Sterling Standard award. This is the second innovation award for the Express Nozzle Body End Cap, which also won the AE50 award sponsored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers in February 2012.
“The Express Nozzle Body End Cap solves a critical problem for today’s applicator—shutoff lag”, states John Lang, inventor and global sales engineer at Hypro. “As spray distribution systems grow wider, applicators see unacceptable increases in the amount of time it takes for nozzles to stop emitting spray after the boom section valves are closed. This lag can be 5 to 10 seconds, or more. A delay of just 5 seconds on a sprayer moving at a moderate speed through the field can cause overspray of more than 70 feet beyond the intended stop point.” The Express Nozzle Body End Cap solves this problem by eliminating the air trapped inside conventional boom designs. When the boom is completely filled with liquid, the nozzle body’s diaphragm check valve activation time is greatly improved, by as much as 85%.
The Express Nozzle Body End Cap is currently available for 1” nominal pipe (1.315”OD). To receive more information on the new Express Nozzle Body End Cap, please contact Hypro at 1-800-424-9776, or visit www.hypropumps.com.
With wheat harvest going full throttle in Oklahoma. It reminds me does everyone have their Lankota Grain dividers (GD200's). Ditch you big, bulky factory grain divider and get some new sleek Lankota dividers that deliver superior performance with less grain loss. Fits most John Deere platform heads!!!
New Brighton, MN, May 15, 2012 – The Express nozzle body end cap from Hypro, 2012 AE50 award winner, supports today’s practice of Precision Agriculture. It enables standard nozzle bodies to have much quicker reaction times in response to GPS boom shut-off control signals, turning off spray quickly and decisively on overlaps, end rows, and boundary areas. This is achieved by eliminating the air that gets trapped in conventional boom designs. When the boom is completely filled with liquid, the nozzle body’s diaphragm check valve (DCV) activation time is greatly improved, by as much as 85%.
The Express nozzle body end caps also create a much cleaner look by terminating the pipe at the last nozzle body, while reducing pipe material by as much as 10%. Using Express nozzle body end caps will contribute to better boom hygiene by eliminating the ‘dead-end’ termination of pipe that allows chemical residue to buildup and air to accumulate. The additional option of a removable end plug allows easy access for boom cleanout to flush debris from boom pipe.
The Express nozzle body end cap is currently available for 1” nominal pipe (1.315”OD). To receive more information on the new Express nozzle body end cap, please contact Hypro at 1-800-424-9776, or visit www.hypropumps.com.
Hypro is the leading provider of the highest quality fluid handling products, systems and accessories. Hypro’s line of products includes roller, centrifugal, diaphragm, turbine, piston, and plunger pumps, as well as spray tips, nozzles and accessories. Hypro is a brand of Pentair, Inc. and is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
It's finally here! Put single point hydraulic and electrical connection on your 9x00, 9x10, or 9x50 series John Deere combines to run 600 series heads. This kit "T's" into existing hydraulic lines so still have use of you multi-point connections. Contact your local Deere dealership or Lankota 866-526-5682 or visit us online at http://www.lankota.com for more information.
Lankota has tow cable kits for 9X30 and 9X60R series John Deere 4- Wheel Drive tractors and 385, 435, 485, and 535 Case IH 4-wheel drives with any prefix. Simple to install! The front guide keeps the cable off the tires when pulling from the side. Have the factory tow cable on already? We do sell just the front guide. Call Lankota for more information at 1(866) 526-5682 or stop by your local dealer to order today!
Lankota MUD GAUGE WHEELS will get you through the mud with its proven durability with its stamped four spoke design. Complete Assemblies and Rim & Hardware Kits are both available and in-stock @ Lankota. Complete Assemblies are assembled with a solid polymer tire that has twice the wear of an oem rubber tire. Rims will fit OEM tires. Contact your local John Deere dealer today to order or call Lankota (866) 526-5682 for more information.