Having more than doubled the tyre life on its two Claas Scorpion 7045 Varipower Plus telehandlers, the decision to switch to Michelin BibLoad Hard Surface tyres has proven a successful one for arable farm and broiler producer Germany Farms.
The Nottinghamshire-based company – which farms more than 3,000 acres and produces some seven million broilers each year – switched from Michelin XMCL tyres and says the telehandlers are an integral part of its busy fleet, which includes five tractors, two forklift trucks and a sprayer.
Commenting, Chris Germany, Company Director said: “We wanted a durable, long-lasting and reliable tyre that could also cope with in-field work and that’s exactly what we’ve got. The tyres’ grip is making our machines more efficient, the stability is far better than their predecessors and they offer a more comfortable ride for our operators.”
Designed particularly for use on hard surfaces whether wet, dry or greasy, BibLoad Hard Surface tyres are said by Michelin to offer greater resistance to punctures and wear-and-tear.
According to the manufacturer, the tyres’ diamond-shaped tread pattern, consisting of 96 independent bevelled blocks, offers a 44 per cent greater ground contact patch than the equivalent XMCL tyre, boosting longevity, grip and stability.
More information about the range of Michelin farm tyres is available by visiting http://agricultural.michelin.co.uk