In an effort to support farmers and agricultural contractors, Michelin has produced a free downloadable guide entitled ‘What You Need to Know About Agricultural Tyre Repairs’.
The ‘easy-to-understand’ booklet details the essentials to be aware of before starting an agricultural tyre repair job including: when a repair should be considered; if a temporary repair is suitable and for how long; choosing hot or cold vulcanising repair techniques; how to spot the danger signs of a botched repair job and how to contact an accredited repairer.
Commenting, Martyn Pointer, Commercial Director for Michelin’s agricultural division in the UK, Ireland and Nordic markets, says: “Farm tyres represent a significant outlay and they need to deliver a long life in service. A poor-quality repair can cost dearly if it leads to additional machine downtime, and leaving a temporary repair in for too long can void your tyre warranty altogether.
“We’ve created this guide so farmers and contractors have key information on tyre repair to hand, helping protect the equipment that holds up their machinery – and business.”
To download the guide, visit the Michelin website at www.agricultural.michelin.co.uk or tweet @MichelinAgriUK for a copy.