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Michelin to introduce new high flotation tyre for trailers, spreaders and slurry tankers

13 Jun , 2019  

MMichelin is launching a new CargoXBib High Flotation trailer tyre, with four VF-rated sizes designed to keep soil compaction to an absolute minimum. The VF 650/55 R26.5, VF 600/55 R26.5, VF 710/50 R26.5 and VF 750/60 R30.5 are said to be manufactured with increased flexibility and, therefore, have even less impact on the soil than […]

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Michelin urges farmers to pay closer attention to rear harvester tyres

12 Jun , 2019  

SThe head of Michelin’s agricultural technical team in the UK and Ireland is advising farmers to focus more time on selecting the right tyres for the rear of their harvesters, rather than putting all the focus on the front axle – as traditionally happens. Gordon Brookes, Customer Engineering Support Manager at Michelin, believes the issue […]

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First Michelin Roadbib tyres fitted in Scotland

19 Mar , 2019  

Cockburnspath-based R&C Crichton has become the first farmer in Scotland to specify Michelin’s new RoadBib tyres – designed to provide high performance, longevity and traction on 200+hp machines used intensively on the road. Jamie Crichton specified the new tyres for his high-spec JCB Fastrac 4220 after hearing positive reports from one of the contractors involved […]

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Michelin introduces new tractor tyres

1 Mar , 2019  

News likely to appeal to agricultural contractors and farmers alike is the announcement from Michelin that latest versions of its RoadBib tractor tyres are now available.   Following nearly two years of extensive end-user testing with agricultural contractors across Europe, the tyres are said by the manufacturer to be the ‘first fitments for 200+hp tractors […]

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Tyres replace tracks for Hinckford Farming

22 Jan , 2019  

Hinckford Farming in Halstead has praised Michelin’s support after replacing a rubber tracked crawler with a Claas Xerion 5000 fitted with a set of the manufacturer’s Ultraflex high volume AxioBib tyres. The arable farm had been using tracks for many years for its heavy cultivations but had recently struggled with grip in wet conditions, and […]

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Michelin Tyres perform on abrasive soil for Kensham Farms

31 Aug , 2018  

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 […]

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Farmer praises Michelin soil-saving tyres

3 Jul , 2018  

Sherwood Farms in Melton Mowbray – the UK’s first farmer to specify a tractor on Michelin’s new AxioBib 2 tyres – is reportedly noticing the soil protection benefits of the Ultraflex technology fitments after just 300 hours operation. Working an arable farm that produces wheat, barley and oilseed rape, director, James Parker’s Fendt 724 tractor […]

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Farming contractor praises Michelin High Flotation tyres

22 May , 2018  

A prominent farmer and contractor in York has credited Michelin’s CargoXBib High Flotation tyres with vastly improving the efficiency of its operation. The 650/55 R26.5 tyres will now be fitted to a further two Stewart trailers run by crop farmers Wharram and Kay, following a trial during which co-owner Roger Kay noticed additional benefits with […]

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Crop sprayers put Michelin top of the crops

19 Apr , 2018  

Crop sprayers CS Arable Services claim to be reaping the benefits of running its machines on Michelin YieldBib tyres – three years after becoming the first in the UK to test the new fitments. The Nottinghamshire-based business’s fleet of Bateman RB35 sprayers are fitted with 710/55 R30 MachXBibs, 420/90 R30 AgriBib Row Crops and 380/80 R38 YieldBibs – continuing its 22-year […]

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Agri Group improves Tractor efficiency on Michelin tyres

16 Feb , 2018  

Scottish-based farming and grain handling experts Greenshields Agri Group claims to have improved the operational efficiency of one of its tractors, thanks to the performance of its Michelin AxioBib and MegaXBib tyres. Previously the firm’s John Deere 8345R operated on dual fitments, before switching to 900/60 R42 AxioBib singles on the rear and 750/65 R26 […]