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 replaced – the company predicts the 460/70 R 24 BibLoad fitments will run a further 1,000 hours before they need replacing.
Commenting, John Douglas, Farm Manager at FW & JM Douglas said: “After two years’ hard work on the JCB, we’ve been impressed by how well the BibLoad tyres have performed and helped the machine to work more efficiently. It has better grip on the concrete, without compromising in-field performance and the tyres seem to ‘soak up’ the vibrations, making it more comfortable to operate over long periods.”
Michelin BibLoad Hard Surface tyres are designed for work on hard surfaces, whether dry, wet or greasy, and feature a unique diamond-shaped tread block.
Resistance to wear-and-tear is enhanced by the tread and shoulder blocks, while the tyres’ longevity is the result of an increased ground contact patch of 44 per cent, compared to the equivalent previous-generation XMCL tyres.