Galileo Wheel presents a paradigm shift in tire design and performance. A most significant breakthrough is the tire’s ability to sustain and work, fully deflated, with a track-like footprint:
The unique geometry of Galileo’s Wheel tire allows it to:
Agriculture science recognizes the impact of modern heavy machinery on soil compaction and its adverse effect on crop yield The Galileo Wheel tire reduces the soil compaction and damage increasing short and long term crop yields.
Pull more; spend less on fuel
The large footprint means a greater drawbar. More of the vehicle’s power is transferred to the ground. This has major implications. Recent field tests showed that a tractor mounted with Galileo wheel power, compared to a tractor with conventional tires, demonstrated the following:
With growing farming costs the Galileo Wheel tire can dramatically reduce the cost of farming and contribute to a less polluted and greener farming environment.
Overcome large obstructions and enjoy a comfortable ride
The supersized Galileo Wheel tire footprint also provides for a smoother ride, more comfort for its operator, improvement in work quality and reduced machine wear. Where a traditional tire requires more power to climb over an obstacle, the Galileo tire’s footprint will essentially allow the vehicle to crawl over the obstacle, decreasing the power required and increasing operator comfort & productivity.
Furthermore, in many agricultural applications, better balance means consistent spraying and precision sowing. Any small side to side movement of the tractor translates into very large fluctuations of the long sprayer or the wings of planting machinery. The Galileo Wheel’s tire footprint allows for a balanced ride, minimizing fluctuations and providing a spraying and planting consistency previously achieved only with tracked vehicles.
Optimal lateral side forces and handling
A conventional tire must contain sufficient air pressure in order to maintain structural rigidity. Without air, the tire is nothing but a rubber envelope losing virtually all of its performance capabilities. Low air pressure can also be a major safety problem as vehicles can quickly lose control. Since conventional tires are not designed to work with little or no air pressure, they buckle, potentially falling off the rim and eventually leading to major damage.
The following video displays a comparison between standard 280-70R18 tire and comparable Galileo tire on a John Deere 5500 N 4WD tractor. The tests were conducted in a variety of different air pressures
One of the most important traits of the Galileo Wheel tire is its ability to work for long periods of time on nearly or even 0 psi allowing operators to “finish the day” in the field before returning to the farm/ shop for repairs. Unlike the conventional tire which deforms and buckles when out of air, the Galileo Wheel tire is in fact at its most natural state without air. Operating a vehicle with conventional tires that are out of air can become dangerous because the lack of structural rigidity may cause the vehicle to lose control. The Galileo Wheel tire on the other hand does not deform. It simply folds back to its natural state.
This ability makes groundbreaking impact in a variety of vehicle applications. In any vehicle with Galileo tires, a sudden loss of pressure has little or no effect on vehicle control. In agriculture, tractors can drive directly from the field and on to the road without worrying about tire damage. In military applications, vehicles will not lose any of their mobility and be able to get out of dangerous situations even if all tires are completely deflated.