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…


Michelin acquires PTG and Téléflow

Michelin has announced the acquisition of PTG and Téléflow, both industry leaders in tyre pressure control systems which allow users to monitor and adapt tyre pressures according to the terrain and conditions of use. These acquisitions signal Michelin’s intention to become the global leader for CTIS* in the agricultural market.…


Michelin BibLoad Hard Surface tyres double tyre life for Germany Farms

Germany Farms, an arable farm and broiler producer, has more than doubled tyre life on its two Claas Scorpion 7045 Varipower Plus telehandlers by switching to Michelin BibLoad Hard Surface tyres. The Nottinghamshire-based company, which farms more than 3,000 acres and produces more than seven million broilers each year, selected the robust fitments on the…


More power to wheeled excavators with Michelin’s new Power Digger tyre

Michelin has launched an innovative new cross ply tyre for wheeled excavators that improves productivity, damage resistance and site safety, and helps reduce costs. The Michelin Power Digger tyre joins Michelin’s Compact Line range and has been designed to address the main issues operators of wheeled excavators face when using conventional tyres – significant risk…


Northern Irish farmer wins European Drivers’ Championship for the UK

Samuel Graham, a farmer from Killinchy in County Down, beat off tough competition from farmers representing 13 European countries to win the European Drivers’ Championship 2017, organised jointly by John Deere and Michelin. The event was held at the Michelin Technical Innovation Centre Test Circuit in Ladoux, France, and saw farmers and contractors testing their…


Protect valuable assets with Michelin’s free tyre repair guide

Michelin is supporting farmers and agricultural contractors with a free downloadable guide; ‘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; from when a repair should be considered, if a temporary repair is suitable and for how long,…


Michelin unveils new RoadBib tyre

Michelin has unveiled a new generation of agricultural tyre, the Michelin RoadBib, co-designed with agricultural contractors and which defines a brand new segment of the market. From launch it will become the first tyre for 200+hp agricultural tractors designed specifically to provide high performance, longevity and traction on machines used intensively on roads. The high-powered…


J.O. Straughan & Co Ltd chooses tyres over tracks for new 500 hp tractor

Northumberland-based J.O. Straughan & Co Ltd has taken delivery of what is believed to be the biggest-wheeled agricultural tractor operating in the north east of England, specifying its new range-topping Fendt 1050 Vario on Michelin AxioBib IF 900/65 R46 and IF 710/60 R38 tyres. The 500 hp Vario replaces a 330 hp Challenger, and will…


Michelin tyres expected to outlast Unimog sprayer’s first life in service

Stoke-on-Trent, March 31, 2017 Ayrshire-based farmer and contractor James L Welsh & Sons has reported outstanding longevity from Michelin SprayBib and XeoBib tyres specified for its Unimog sprayer – with the five-year-old sets of tyres predicted to outlast the machine’s first full life in service. The hard-working ex-demonstrator Mercedes-Benz Unimog U400 was supplied by South…