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Michelin launches new agricultural tyres for trailers, spreaders and slurry tankers

17 Jun , 2020  

Michelin is set to introduce the TrailXBib – a brand new range of agricultural tyres for trailers, spreaders and slurry tankers. Available on both the original equipment and replacement markets from July 2020, the TrailXBib will initially come in two sizes – VF 560/60 R22.5 and VF 650/55 R26.5 – with further sizes planned for […]

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Northern Ireland farmer praises Michelin airless tyre

18 May , 2020  

A Northern Ireland farmer has spoken in praise of Michelin’s X Tweel SSL airless tyre and wheel combination – after becoming the first person in the country to put them into operation. William Smyth, who runs a dairy and beef farm in County Antrim, has been running the fitments for more than a year after […]

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Michelin Tyres prove the perfect fit for Flawborough Farms

18 Feb , 2020  

Flawborough Farms has fitted its next-generation Horsch sprayer with a set of Michelin agricultural tyres and is reporting positive results. The family-run business, in Nottinghamshire, took delivery of the UK’s first Horsch Leeb 8.300 PT last summer. The sprayer arrived as a prototype from Horsch’s headquarters in Germany fitted with a competitor’s rubber, but Flawborough […]

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Michelin tractor tyres clocking up the hours for RM Simpson

6 Jan , 2020  

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 […]

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Thoresby Farming reaps the benefits of its 500HP tractor with Michelin Agri Tyres

23 Oct , 2019  

Thoresby Farming has more than doubled the productivity of its main cultivating tractor after upgrading to a Fendt 1050 featuring VarioGrip technology. The flagship Fendt was specified from the factory on a set of AxioBib IF 710/60 R38 and IF 900/65 R46 fitments – Michelin’s largest agricultural tyres. Jamie Robson, operator at Thoresby, has accumulated […]

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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 […]