Michelin unveils Agri Concept Tyre with unique tread pattern

12 Mar , 2015  

Michelin has unveiled what it believes will be the next generation of agricultural tyres.

The concept tyre has a tread pattern shaped like an ear of wheat – distinctly different to the conventional V-shaped or herringbone design that farmers know so well.

It features a central rigid rubber block formed by the wheat grains with side tapering for maximum precision, guidance and traction.

Its development springs from the more than €600 million Michelin spends annually on R&D – money that, in this case, the company says is ‘designed to help farmers face the substantial challenge of feeding ever increasing populations with less arable land available to them’.