Chiltern-based Kensham Farms in the UK has specified its second set of Michelin AxioBib tractor tyres after its first fitments demonstrated exceptional grip and robustness on the farm’s challenging terrain.
The first set of IF 600/70 R30 and IF 800/70 R38 tyres were fitted as original equipment on a John Deere 8360R tractor purchased as new in 2013.
They returned more than 3,000 hours of work over five years on Kensham Farms’ high horsepower heavy cultivations tractor, pulling a variety of equipment including a four-metre Sumo cultivator, a six-metre Horsch Joker cultivator and eight-metre Horsch Pronto seed drill and a seven-furrow on land fully-mounted plough.
Commenting, Charlie Edgley, Managing Partner at Kensham Farms, says: “We experienced exceptional grip from our first set and have never seen a set of tyres last this long. We have many steep fields and our abrasive soils have a lot of flint, so wear and robustness are extremely important.
“The performance features of the AxioBibs were really important for us as we wanted lower compaction when drilling and more weight carrying capability at a lower tyre pressure due to the farming work we specialise in.”
Kensham Farms is a family-run partnership established in 1955, covering 2,600 acres. They grow crops including barley, milling wheat, oats, triticale and oilseed rape.
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