Northumberland-based contractor J.O. Straughan & Co Ltd has fitted its new range-topping Fendt 1050 Vario – believed to be the biggest-wheeled agricultural tractor operating in the north east of England – with the largest set of Michelin tractor tyres available. Measuring 2.32m high by 0.9m wide, the AxioBib IF 900/65 R46 fitments offer a per-tyre […]
John Deere and Michelin are once again hosting the European Drivers’ Championship in June 2017. Sixteen drivers from all over Europe will prove their skills driving the new 6250R tractor at the Michelin test site in Clermont-Ferrand, France. The competition is not only about speed, but also about the best and most efficient driving strategy. […]
A set of Michelin SprayBib and XeoBib tyres fitted to a Mercedes-Benz Unimog U400 sprayer are proving their worth for Ayrshire-based farmer and contractor James L Welsh & Sons. Having clocked up more than 6,000 hours in operation, the five-year-old sets of tyres still have approximately 40 per cent of tread depth left on each […]
LAMMA will see Michelin showcase its new AxioBib 2 agricultural tyre range to farmers and contractors a month ahead of its planned international debut. Initially available in two dimensions – Very High Flexion (VF) 650/65 R42 and VF 540/65 R30 – the new range has been designed to meet the rising trend for tyres that […]
Michelin has conducted farm trials in Scotland to demonstrate the benefits of using a Central Tyre Inflation System with its Ultraflex technology tractor and trailer tyres. The trials compared the differences between a Fendt 939 tractor and the latest generation Stewart Trailers tri-axle tipper when operating at conventional pressures against Michelin’s AxioBib and CargoXBib High […]
Michelin has been awarded the prestigious SIMA Innovation Gold Medal for its soon-to-launch`2 in 1′ farm tyre, which features a ‘smart’ tread pattern that evolves to match the application. Set to be unveiled at SIMA in March 2017, the ‘2 in 1’ tyre has been designed to support farmers who increasingly opt for larger machinery […]
Michelin has financed more than £1.3 million in agricultural tyres and rims across the past 18 months with its 0 per cent finance credit scheme – helping more than 270 farmers benefit from the company’s premium fitments. Launched in early 2013, the Flexelagri finance programme helps qualifying farmers and contractors from the UK purchase agricultural […]
Michelin Customer Engineering Support Manager Gordon Brookes is urging farmers and contractors to perform fleet audits during the quieter winter months, and guarantee a successful start to 2017. “With harvest 2016 firmly behind us, it’s essential to look to the future and ensure machinery, tyres and wheels are well maintained, in order to hit the […]
North Yorkshire mixed beef and arable farming company FW & JM Douglas has doubled the tyre life on its JCB 536-60 Agri Loadall after switching to a set of Michelin BibLoad hard surface tyres. Having clocked up more than 2,000 hours to date – nearly twice that recorded by the previous-generation Michelin XMCL tyres they […]
Salisbury-based Simon Jackson Contractors Limited has invested in 14 pairs of Michelin MultiBib tyres and two sets of AgriBib fitments after taking advantage of Michelin’s 0 per cent Flexelagri finance offer – enabling the firm to spread the cost across 24 equal monthly payments.
Farmers fitting Michelin Ultraflex Technology tyres to their agricultural machinery can benefit from a 4% increased yield, a study has found. The research led by Harper Adams University in Shropshire set out to measure the effects of Michelin Ultraflex Technology tyres on annual yields, specifically looking at productivity, environmentally-friendly agriculture and soil protection.
Michelin and ROPA have been awarded the silver medal for innovation for their R-Soil Protect project by the organisers of Agritechnica 2015. The collaboration between Michelin and ROPA is a hydraulic three-axle chassis for harvesters which spreads the weight – more than 60 tonnes when fully loaded – preserving the soil and avoiding pressure imbalances […]
Michelin has unveiled its new CargoXBib Heavy Duty tyre – aimed at farmers looking for reliability and stability while using heavily loaded agricultural trailers on the road and in the field. With first versions expected to be available on the market in late 2015, this new generation tyre extends the CargoXBib range and is seen […]
Michelin’s agricultural tyre pressure calculator app is now available for iOS devices. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, users can access the free app for real-time information and guidance which Michelin says makes it easier for farmers and contractors to calculate the correct tyre pressures for their desired tractor load and speed conditions […]
Farmers using specifically high horse powered tractors and other agricultural machinery now have a greater choice of tyres after the introduction of Michelin’s new YieldBib range. Previously available solely on the North American market, Michelin executives in Stoke-on-Trent saw an opportunity for the YieldBib range to replace standard 85 series tyres in the UK and […]
Michelin has extended its range of BibLoad Hard Surface tyres, unveiled last year, with the introduction of the 500/70 R24 – a new size popular on telehandlers. Designed for working on dry, wet or greasy hard surfaces, the new tyre features diamond-shaped tread blocks with seven sides and 12 distinct bevelled edges.
Today’s farmers have access to machines that offer unprecedented levels of technology to help enhance agricultural productivity. To what extent does operator knowledge affect the performance of a tractor which features fully automated engine transmission settings? This and other questions were answered when six tractor drivers from six different countries took up the European Drivers […]
A farming contractor in Leicestershire has developed the optimum set-up for its self-propelled sprayer, using two different sets of Michelin Ultraflex Technology tyres to reduce soil compaction year-round. Steve Heard Contracting’s advanced tyre choice means its 12-tonne Agrifac sprayer, which works 25,000 acres per year, can operate at lower tyre pressures than conventional farm tyres […]