Tyre tech has come on a long way over the past 10 years, but, if you want to make the most of the promised potential, then you need to adjust the pressures up and down for the task in-hand. There’s now a growing array of tyre pressure control systems, more commonly referred to as central tyre inflation systems (CTIS), which make the job easy. We’ve been comparing eight offerings to see what they bring to the black circle party.

Central tyre pressure control isn’t a new thing, but it is starting to attract a bit more interest, especially now that these systems have appeared on the factory-fit options list for a growing number of manufacturers. Farmers and contractors in Germany, and to an even greater extent the Netherlands, have more experience of these systems, which is apparent when you look at the list of suppliers active there.