AboutYOHTA Team

The YOHTA Team is a collaboration of Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America's product managers, field engineers, sales team, and marketing members. The team is committed to delivering high-quality information about the fields of agriculture, construction, forestry, material handling, mining, trucking, and other OTR applications—along with the tires used in them.

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Jan 26, 2023 11:46:28 AM

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Growing the Number of People Fed by U.S. Farmers

One U.S. Farmer Feeds More than 160 People 

The number of people fed by a single U.S. farmer has grown steadily over the years. In the 1800s, a U.S. farmer grew enough food to feed between three and five people. According to the website Statista, the number has continued to grow over the decades:

  • 1940 ~20
  • 1960 ~45
  • 1980 ~100
  • 2005 ~144
  • 2022 ~165

While the statistic isn’t perfect, it does show a massive improvement in the efficiency and productivity of U.S. farmers. It might surprise you to learn that tires play an important role in helping farmers grow the number of people they feed.  

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Topics: Farm Tires, Agricultural Tires, Agriculture, Farming

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Jan 17, 2023 1:12:26 PM

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Maintaining Solid Tires in Waste Management Applications

Best Practices for Maintaining Solid Tires in Waste and Recycling Applications 

Solid tires play an important role in keeping equipment like wheel loaders and skid steers productive and efficient in waste management applications. Learning how to identify the common culprits of sub-par solid tire performance and adopting some simple best practices can pay off significantly, both for your tires and your operation.

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Topics: Tire Maintenance, Waste Industry, Solid Tires

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Jan 10, 2023 12:53:16 PM

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Tips to Improve Winter Construction Tire Performance

How to Give Winter Construction Tire Performance a Boost 


For many construction companies, the arrival of winter poses a number of challenges, including operating on snowy, icy, frozen, and wet ground. Since tires are the contact point between construction equipment and the ground, taking a few simple steps can ensure efficiency, increase service life, reduce the risk of downtime, and in the end put more money in your pocket this winter.

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Jan 3, 2023 11:49:19 AM

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Tips to Stay Safe While Inspecting Farm Tires in the Winter

Best Practices for Safer Winter Ag Tire Inspection 

In order to ensure everything is ready to roll in the spring, it’s common to inspect the tires of tractors, implements, and other farm equipment in the winter. Farms are filled with potential hazards and winter only ups the ante of something going sideways. Factors like short dark days, bitter cold, slick snow, and treacherous ice all pose additional challenges to farmers, tire dealers, and other ag tire personnel. 

Ben Franklin famously said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Follow his sage advice and take a few simple steps to improve your safety while working or visiting the farm this winter.  

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Topics: Farm Tires, Agricultural Tires, Safety

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Dec 20, 2022 1:29:01 PM

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The Cost of Mismatched Dual-Position Tires

Minimizing the Effects of Mismatched Tires on Construction and Mining Equipment 

It’s common to see dual-wheel configurations on construction and mining equipment—they provide superior stability, are adept at handling heavy loads, and produce exceptional traction even in soft and slick terrain. While duals offer a number of advantages to fleet owners and operators, they also add a few unique challenges, the most notable of which is the need to ensure that tires in the dual position match, no small feat considering the conditions these tires commonly work in.

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Topics: Construction Tires, OTR Tires, Mining Tires, Dual-Position Tires

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