You might know Titan Australia for its expertise in tyres, wheels and axles, but the company also excels in the engineering, design and fabrication of components for any agricultural machinery
For many Australian machinery companies, assistance in manufacturing from Titan has made a world of difference.
With the backing of parent company Titan International – a supplier of tyres and wheels to OEM markets globally – Titan Australia has become the leading provider of tyres, wheels and axles in our local market.
With the wheels and axels being manufactured here built for local conditions and backed by a manufactures 12 month warranty.
In recent years, the company has leveraged its manufacturing expertise to expand its offering and supply custom fabrication and parts for agricultural machinery.
Key to this capability is the company’s manufacturing hub in Mildura Vic where a 5,500 square metre production space is active.
And from where the latest hardware and software to meet high standards of fabrication and design are applied.
The facility is staffed by a group of 30 experts with a vast knowledge of agricultural productions and the experience in specialised manufacturing to meet any requirements.
Titan’s major plant in Mildura has the capacity to supply most agricultural parts requirements.
The facility houses a vast range of CNC machining equipment, 5000-tonne pressing capacity, automated welding stations, engineered paint line system, Autodesk design and Ansys analysis software.
Alongside the engineering expertise, Titan carries a complete range of tyres for all applications.
These range from premium brands through to cost-competitive options, and Titan can cater to all specification requirements, be it speed, flotation, traction or height.
Their complete range of wheels from 150mm (6-inch) through to 1600 (63-inch) diameter can be designed and manufactured to any particular requirement.
Titan offer all designs, such as fixed welded wheels, adjustable bolted tractor wheels, demountable rim options and clip-on dual applications.
Titan also carries a complete axle assembly and spare parts range.
Their locally-manufactured axles ranging in capacity from 500 to 20,000kg, are designed with longevity in mind.
Manufactured from the best Australian Blue Scope steel products, Titan heavy duty parts and components are developed with one goal – to maximise the uptime of work fleets.
This local expertise and knowledge on the ground enables Titan Australia to build components that are made to last in the uniquely tough Australian farming conditions – a critical function of any piece of agricultural equipment in this country.
Tractor wheel and tyre conversions
As farmers would know it is no longer feasible to have tractors setup to do the one job only.
They need to be capable of performing a wide range of tasks and often the original equipment wheels and tyres are not suitable for every farmer’s needs.
This is where Titan Australia’s ability to custom manufacture a wheel and tyre package to suit individual needs can lead to improved efficiencies and save farmers time and money.
Titan has an engineering team that is dedicated to working with its customers to find solutions that best suit their needs.
Whether that be moving to wider flotation tyres to reduce soil compaction, an LSW (Low Sidewall) option, or to dual wheels with custom made spacers to achieve specific required tyre tracking’s.
Titan has successfully manufactured and supplied many custom designed dual wheel/tyre and spacer sets to suit individual farmer’s needs including a recent set of 1270mm (50-inch) wheels/tyres for a Claas Xerion 500 tractor.
This particular setup gave the farmer the option of using a short and long spacer to achieve a 2 and 4 metre tyre track setting.
The customer then has the option of removing the long spacer to bring the wheel/tyres into a more standard dual tyre spacing.
It gives the farmer more options and uses for the tractor and the narrow setting option is also ideal for transporting.
Titan has also manufactured many custom offset wheels and different length spacers to achieve the very common 3 metre tyre tracking for broadacre farming.
They can manufacture adjustable wheel options for row crop farmers and also have an extensive range of both Australian made and imported agricultural axles as well as offer suspension systems and solutions to suit individual needs.
Farmers know what they need and there is no reason for them to put up with an original equipment setup that doesn’t achieve these needs. Custom fabrication options are available from Titan Australia and are the way to go.
Sprayer wheel and tyre conversions
For spraying equipment manufacturer Croplands, Titan’s engineering expertise in wheels, tyres and axles is crucial to the performance of their finished sprayers.
The two companies partner together in the development and design of new products that are specifically suited to the local farming landscape.
“Titan’s capability in terms of supplying and sourcing all over the world is the key thing for us, and coming with that is the consistency of the components they use,” says Croplands Operation Manager David Tiu.
“For us to take our machinery to another fabricator or build it in house isn’t easy – we already source all our wheels from Titan, so it’s logical for us to take it to them to do the whole package.
“Rather than just viewing Titan as a supplier, we work with them on the design aspect of our requirements and really utilise their expertise in machinery – it’s a very collaborative process.”
If you would like any further information about how the friendly team at Titan can help you, contact Titan Australia at: titanaustralia