ADJUST YOUR TIRE PRESSURE ON THE MOVE:

Central Tire Inflation System

I want to know more about the Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS)

WHY SHOULD I ADJUST MY TIRE PRESSURE?

Image importance of CTIS when planting

On farms, repeated passes by agricultural equipment creates soil compaction, reducing capacity for aeration, infiltration, and root nutrient penetration. The economic impact of soil compaction is significant: reduced crop yield, possible disease development and decompaction of soils. 

image, reduce your costs up to 10%

That's why it's essential to adopt lower pressure in your fields to reduce equipment footprint, limit rut formation and soil compaction.

Image correct tire pressure is vital when farming

No matter your vehicle type, the correct tire pressure is essential to guarantee good behavior on the road. This will help limit rolling resistance, reducing your fuel consumption and optimize your tire longevity.

Simulate the best pressure for your vehicle, usage and specific needs with our AgroPressure Tool.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF CENTRAL TIRE INFLATION SYSTEM (CTIS)?

In many agricultural applications, changing tire pressure several times throughout the day is ESSENTIAL.

Several factors impact optimal tire pressure: vehicle type, load, pressure, and speed.

As a farmer you may have to change the pressure several times on your farm, depending on the crop.

With the Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS) you can control the pressure from your seat.

As farmer, change tire pressure on move is a MUST to have

WHY USE A CENTRAL TIRE INFLATION SYSTEM (CTIS)?

Bar graph increase your yield up to 4%

Increase your yield up to 4%

Increase your productivity

Up to 4% increase in productivity due to improved traction*

Increased traction, less slippage, increasing working time and reducing fuel consumption.

Up to 10% fuel savings in field use when adjusting your tire pressure

Up to 10% fuel savings in field use when adjusting your tire pressure

Reduce your costs

Up to 10% fuel savings in field use when adjusting your tire pressure*

The increased surface area of the tire generates less soil pressure, avoiding compaction and preserving the agronomic yield to its maximum potential.

Up to 33% decrease in the pressure applied to soil when adjusted pressure is used

Up to 33% decrease in the pressure applied to soil

Protect your soil

Up to 33% decrease in the pressure applied to soil when adjusted pressure is used**

Better pressure management generates less tire wear, less fuel consumption and less working time allowing you to get better use out of your machine.

30% reduction in traction loss with CTIS image

30% reduction in traction loss with CTIS

Decrease wheel spin

Up to 30% reduction in traction loss when actively using CTIS*

Don't let a rainy season decrease your output. With CTIS, inclement weather delays are a thing of the past.

Thanks to the CTIS (Central Tire Inflation System), you can enjoy these benefits on demand from the driver's seat!

HOW DOES CTIS WORK?

Central Tire Inflation System : How does it work ?

​​​​​​HOW IS CENTRAL TIRE INFLATION SYSTEM CONNECTING TO YOUR TRACTOR?

Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS) is compatible for all your agricultural machinery, as slurry tanker, manure spreader, planter, …. You can implement it on:

  1. Any vehicle
  2. Any tire Brand or Range
  3. Any Configuration

Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS) is compatible for all your agricultural machinery

​​​​​​HOW IS CENTRAL TIRE INFLATION SYSTEM CONNECTING TO YOUR TRACTOR?

Designed and produced by our affiliated company PTG, expert more than 30 years in this technology.

PTG logo, affiliated Michelin company, based in Germany, specialized in CTIS
schema of CTIS components for an implementation on a tractor

7 schema of ctis components for an implementation on a tractor

CTIS is composed by:

  1. one central control system
  2. one rotary union by wheel
  3. air lines to link CTIS case and each tire
  4. one connection between CTIS and the terminal (ex: Isobus) in your cab
  5. one connection between CTIS and your tractor air system
Set up on your agriculture vehicle will be managed by a professional expert partner. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​For a comprehensive look at CTIS including technical information, download our product information guide.

CONCRETELY, WHAT CAN I CONTROL FROM MY TERMINAL IN MY CABINE?

image ISOBUS terminal example

ISOBUS terminal example

The interface on your terminal is very easy to manage:

o Quickly inflat or deflate tires, even on move
o Select your playground (road, field) and your load (from full to empty)
o Choose the axle
o Parameter a set of high and low pressures per axle
o Until 18 differents configurations

Could be fully integrated in ISobus terminal

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

How much does CTIS cost? I'd like to have a custom quote for a system.

We will need some additional information to give you a quote, please contact us to proceed with a custom quote by clicking HERE.

Is it compatible with all vehicles?

Almost all Ag vehicles can be fitted with CTIS, our main market is of course tractors and trailers in general. But we can fit our systems on sprayers, seeders, combines,

How long does installation of a CTIS system take?

Most of the time it takes between 10 and 12 hours per axle but installation will vary by equipment. Please contact our CTIS for an installation advice HERE.

Will installing CTIS void any warranties related to my equipment?

Our system is a safe system based on strict quality and safety standards. Most OE brands have approved the use of CTIS on certain equipment. Please contact our CTIS expert with specific manufacturer questions HERE.

Do I need additional equipment to install CTIS?

For CTIS to work an air compressor (such as an air brake compressor) is necessary. If your equipment isn't equipped with one, any CTIS dealer can get one for you.

Can I use CTIS if my equipment is not equipped with ISOBUS?

No problem! We offer an alternative digital solution to help manage CTIS on your equipment.

What are the benefits (ROI) of CTIS?

There are many benefits associated with CTIS, the most visible being the consumption and time, reduced by less slippage. Tire wear and extended field time are also. The most important is the preservation of the soil, which is an important factor for the yield. Please find details HERE.

Why do I see additional rubber (or metal) tubes on the inside/outside of the wheel?

Tubes - whether rubber or metal - on the outside of the wheel are a standard and reliable way to get air to the tire. On bar axles, we have developed an internal rotating union which makes it more discreet and easier to use with duals.

Can I drive during inflation or deflation? Are there any risks?

Yes! CTIS (Central Tire Inflation System) is meant to be used on demand, or "on the move” and with no speed limit." Using while in motion is safe.

FEEDBACK FROM OTHER FARMERS ***

Equipment is becoming heavier, faster and more powerful. Fields are farther apart. Roading needs higher pressures to deal with the heat, weight and speed, while field work requires the lowest possible pressure to ensure maximum traction and minimal ground pressure. Being stuck at one pressure generates disadvantages - learn how CTIS can help you.

CONTACT A CTIS EXPERT

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Sean Higgins CTIS expert

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* Based on a field study carried out under real-life conditions in Scotland in 2016 using a Fendt 939 tractor fitted with Axiobib IF650/65R34 and Axiobib IF710/75R42 tires and a Stewart three-axle trailer fitted with Cargoxbib HF 600/55R26.5 tires. Soil test conditions: heavy blue clay. Also based on a field study carried out under real-life conditions in France in 2017 using a Fendt 724 Vario tractor fitted with MICHELIN Machxbib 710/55 R30 and MICHELIN Machxbib 900/50 R42 tires and a GYRAX BMXL 240 trailer fitted with Cargoxbib HF 710/50 R26.5 tires. Soil test conditions: clay-limestone. Actual results may vary depending on soil and weather conditions.
** Based on TERRANIMO calculations and a field study carried out under real-life conditions in France in 2020 by Bern University of Applied Sciences, School of Agricultural, Forestry and Food Sciences HAFL, at Michelin’s request, using a JOHN DEERE 7310 tractor fitted with MachXBib 600/70R30 and MachXBib 710/70R42 tires and a THIEVIN three-axle trailer fitted with TrailXBib 650/55R26.5 tires. Actual results may vary depending on soil and weather conditions.
*** External study commissioned by Michelin and carried out by "Tire check" in Q4 2021 on the European geographical perimeter.

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