Agricultural contractor RM Simpson is to fit Michelin XeoBib tyres across all its tractors having been impressed by the longevity of the product.
The Bradford-based farming company specified VF 710/60 R38 and VF 600/60 R28 Michelin XeoBib tyres as original equipment on its John Deere 6930 in 2009. The first set completed 9,500 hours before needing to be replaced, with the second set on course to last even longer.
Business owner Miles Simpson says: “The tractor has now clocked up more than 16,500 hours and we’ve only replaced the tyres once. The second set of XeoBibs have already done 7,000 hours and they still have plenty of life left in them. Between the two sets, we should comfortably exceed 20,000 hours operation in total.”
RM Simpson carries out a wide array of contracting services, including spraying, foraging, baling and cultivating. The John Deere 6930 was used on main duties up until four years ago, but is now mainly used to cart silage trailers, and for raking and slurry spreading work.
The XeoBib range, featuring Michelin Ultraflex Technology, is designed for tractors between 80hp – 220hp, and benefits from a large footprint which helps to reduce soil compaction and rut formation.