New Michelin MachXBib tyres offer greater durability and performance

Michelin has introduced a next generation version of its popular MachXBib agricultural tyres, with a revised tread pattern that improves endurance, traction and resistance to stubble damage – amongst a host of other performance benefits. Ideal for high horsepower tractors, delivering between 160-300hp, the new MachXBib design will initially be launched in three sizes traditionally…


Michelin YieldBib tyres help potato farmer keep crop in top shape

FG Pryor & Son has chosen an identical set of VF 380/85 R34 149A8/B TL Michelin YieldBib tyres for its Bateman RB35 sprayer, after being hugely impressed with the performance of the original equipment rubber. The sprayer is primarily used to support potato and cereal crops on Colwyn Farm, in Truro, Cornwall, with Michelin Exelagri…


Michelin offers top tips for harvest tyre set up

Michelin is urging farmers to pay close attention to the health and condition of their tyres as they head into the harvest season. Gordon Brookes, Customer Engineering Support Manager at Michelin, explains: “We would always recommend a thorough inspection of your harvester tyres before you get the machine out into the field, but this year…


Michelin assembles COVID-19 support packs for agricultural tyre dealers nationwide

Michelin is supplying all Michelin Exelagri tyre dealers across the UK and Ireland – recognised for their agricultural tyre expertise – with COVID-19 safety kits to support the implementation of standardised hygiene practices for employees and customers. The free packs have begun shipping as part of a drive by Michelin to supply more than 2,000…


Michelin’s new high-technology TrailXBib tyre offers improved longevity and performance

Michelin is launching the TrailXBib – a brand new range of agricultural tyres for trailers, spreaders and slurry tankers. Designed with a robust VF (Very High Flexion) casing and a deep tread for greater endurance and longevity, the TrailXBib uses Michelin’s Ultraflex technology to help farmers protect the soil. The tyres feature excellent self-cleaning capabilities…


Michelin issues tyre advice for construction firms laying up plant

Michelin has issued special guidance for construction plant operators laying up machines for extended periods during the COVID-19 pandemic, with work at many construction sites and infrastructure projects now either halted or operating at significantly reduced capacity. Gordon Brookes, Michelin’s Customer Engineering Support Manager – Off Highway Transportation, has detailed steps to follow before laying…


Michelin AxioBib 2 tyres prove the perfect fit for Flawborough Farms’ UK-first Horsch sprayer

Flawborough Farms is getting the best from its next-generation Horsch sprayer after switching the original equipment fitments for a set of Michelin high-technology agricultural tyres. 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…


Michelin XeoBib tyres clocking up the hours for RM Simpson

Agricultural contractor RM Simpson is to fit Michelin XeoBib tyres across all its tractors having been hugely 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…


Michelin AxioBib tyres help Thoresby Farming reap the benefits of its 500 hp tractor

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…


Michelin fits first sets of new multi-purpose CrossGrip tyre

Buckinghamshire-based Energy Generator Hire has become the first customer in the UK to specify Michelin’s CrossGrip tyre, fitting nine JCB telehandlers with the new multi-purpose fitment that is designed for operation on roads, grass and in the snow. The new tyres are perfectly suited to Energy Generator Hire’s business, which involves hiring specialist generator equipment…


Michelin urges farmers to pay closer attention to rear harvester tyres

The 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…


Free Michelin technical advice helps RP Worth & Son unlock tyre performance boost

Spalding-based RP Worth & Son, which farms close to 1,000 acres of wheat and potatoes, has unlocked a major improvement in tyre performance after acting on the recommendations of its local Michelin Account Manager. Ian Whitwell visited the customer to provide tyre advice for the farm’s Fendt 722, which was operating on an old set…


Michelin Exelagri dealer hat-trick for Soltyre

Soltyre has gained Michelin’s agricultural seal of approval for its new Airdrie dealership, marking a major achievement for the tyre specialist with all three branches now members of the pan-European Michelin Exelagri network. Soltyre’s Airdrie branch opened its doors in May 2018 and follows in the footsteps of its sister site in Brechin, which passed…


First Michelin RoadBib tyres fitted in Scotland

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 machines used intensively on the road. Jamie Crichton specified the new tyres for his high-spec JCB Fastrac 4220 after hearing positive reports from Henzell Enterprises in Northumberland, one of…


Michelin RoadBib tyres officially launched

Michelin has launched its new RoadBib tyres onto the original equipment and replacement markets, following nearly two years of extensive end-user testing with agricultural contractors across Europe. The tyres stand out for being the first fitments for 200+hp tractors designed specifically to provide high performance, longevity and traction on machines used intensively on the road.…


Tyres replace tracks to deliver great results for Hinckford Farming

Hinckford Farming has praised Michelin’s “excellent 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 suffered…


Michelin welcomes Soltyre’s second branch to Exelagri network

Brechin-based Soltyre has become the latest tyre dealer to secure Michelin’s agricultural seal of approval, earning its place within the pan-European Exelagri network. Soltyre’s first centre in Dumfries gained Exelagri accreditation in 2013, and following this success, its new Brechin depot has passed the 48-point Michelin audit – just months after opening in January of…


Repeat order for Kensham Farms after Michelin AxioBib tyres excel on abrasive soil

The ‘exceptional grip’ and longer life of Michelin AxioBib tyres has seen Chiltern-based Kensham Farms return to the manufacturer for an identical replacement set. The first set of IF 600/70 R30 and IF 800/70 R38 tyres were fitted as original equipment on a John Deere 8360R tractor purchased as new in 2013. They returned more…


Michelin appoints its first Exelagri dealer in Dundee

ATS Euromaster in Dundee has secured Michelin’s agricultural seal of approval – earning its place as an accredited Exelagri dealer within a pan-European network of 800 carefully selected farm tyre specialists. The Michelin Certified Centre (MCC) has been operating in Dundee since 1971 and has built a strong customer base within the surrounding farming community,…


Michelin’s CargoXBib High Flotation tyres give major UK farm the ‘field’ good factor after overhauling its trailer operations

A prominent farmer and contractor in York credits Michelin’s CargoXBib High Flotation tyres – which feature Michelin’s patented Ultraflex technology – with vastly improving the efficiency of its operation. The 650/55 R26.5 tyres will now be fitted to a further two Stewart trailers run by crop farmers Wharram and Kay, following a trial which pitted…


Greenshields Agri reaps the benefits of Michelin tyres

Arable farming and grain handling experts Greenshields Agri has improved the operational efficiency of one of its tractors, thanks to the impressive performance of its Michelin AxioBib and MegaXBib tyres. Previously the firm’s John Deere 8345R operated on dual fitments, before Greenshields Agri decided to switch to 900/60 R42 AxioBib singles on the rear, and…