MICHELIN TYRES PROVE TOP OF THE CROPS FOR WHARRAM AND KAY’S NEW BATEMAN SPRAYER

Wharram and Kay is getting fantastic results from its new Bateman RB35 self-propelled crop sprayer having fitted the vehicle with MICHELIN AxioBib 2 tyres. The York-based crop farming operation has seen vastly improved stability and can run the sprayer on very wet ground thanks to the superb soil protection qualities of the VF 650/60 R38 fitments. …


MICHELIN LAUNCHES NEW SPRAYBIB CFO TYRES

Michelin has introduced a new low-pressure tyre range designed specifically for self-propelled sprayers – the MICHELIN SprayBib CFO (Cyclical Field Operation*). Replacing its predecessor, the MICHELIN SprayBib, the new range offers improvements and benefits for farmers and contractors in three key areas:…


MICHELIN YIELDBIBS LAST TWICE AS LONG FOR CORNISH CONTRACTOR GRIGG-AGRI

Cornwall-based contractor Grigg-Agri has invested in another set of VF 420/85 R34 MICHELIN YieldBib tyres for its two Bateman RB35 sprayers after the original equipment rubber lasted twice as long as the tyres it had run in the past. The two sprayers are used to support a wide range of arable crops across the county, clocking up significant mileage on country roads as they travel between farms. …


MICHELIN NAMES NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR UK & IRELAND

Michelin Tyre plc has appointed John Howe as Managing Director for the UK & Ireland, with effect from 1 January 2022. He will also hold the role of B2C Sales Director, with responsibility for the company’s car, motorcycle and bicycle markets. Howe, 41, brings an impressive 25 years of service within the company, having begun…


MICHELIN ULTRAFLEX TECHNOLOGY TYRES HELP LARRINGTON TRAILERS SEAL THE DEAL AT FELTWELL GROWERS

Feltwell Growers has ordered four new Larrington Trailers specified with Michelin TrailXBib VF tyres and an AgriBrink central tyre inflation system (CTIS) after trials showed the superb soil protection qualities of the set-up. Part of the G’s Group – one of the largest family-owned fresh produce suppliers in the UK – the farm had plans to move its entire fleet of trailers onto tracks, as it looked for the best ways to reduce soil damage at its 5,000-hectare base in the wet Norfolk Fenland. …


MICHELIN AGRICULTURAL TYRES AVAILABLE IN FARMING SIMULATOR 22

Michelin has become an official partner of Farming Simulator 22. The partnership allows all players to take advantage of the environmental and productivity performance benefits of the Michelin agricultural tyre range when this new release in the multi-million selling video game series is launched later this month. As a technology leader in the agricultural tyre…


MICHELIN ADDS ITS LARGEST SIZE TO THE CROSSGRIP RANGE

Michelin has introduced its largest size of the multi-purpose, all-season CrossGrip tyre. The new 540/80 R38 CrossGrip fitment takes the range up to 13 dimensions in total, available on both the original equipment and replacement markets.…


MICHELIN’S TOUGH TYRES NEVER FALL FLAT FOR PSH ENVIRONMENTAL’S VOLVO LOADERS

PSH Environmental has eliminated all instances of punctures across its fleet of Volvo wheeled loaders by utilising Michelin’s ultra-durable X Mine D2 Pro tyres. The skip hire, recycling and aggregates business specifies all new machines with the Michelin fitments, having found them to be more durable than any other rubber tyre on the market, while offering a much-improved level of comfort and performance over a solid waste tyre. Nigel Parker, who runs PSH Environmental alongside his brother Martyn, says: “We fit the Michelin product because it is by far the best option for our wheeled loaders. The Volvos are fantastic machines, working in a very tough environment and we use a premium tyre to ensure we get the best out of them and avoid costly downtime.…


MICHELIN APPOINTS CONOR TWOMEY AS COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR UK & IRELAND

Michelin Tyre PLC has appointed Conor Twomey as Communications Director for the UK & Ireland. The role encompasses press and public relations, social media, events and internal communications across the UK and the Republic of Ireland and covers the entire Michelin brand portfolio, including car, motorcycle, bicycle, truck, bus, agriculture and construction tyres, the world-renowned…


MICHELIN ADDS SEVEN NEW SIZES TO ITS TRAILXBIB RANGE

Michelin has expanded its TrailXBib range of agricultural tyres for trailers, spreaders and slurry tankers with the addition of seven new sizes. Initially launched to market in two key sizes in June 2020, the TrailXBib has been developed in close association with farmers and benefits from Michelin’s Ultraflex technology, helping to limit compaction and protect…


MORE SIZES ADDED TO NEW MICHELIN AGRIBIB ROW CROP IF-RATED TYRE RANGE

Michelin’s new AgriBib Row Crop IF (Improved Flexion) tyre is now available in five sizes. Designed specifically for use on self-propelled and trailed sprayers, and on low to medium horsepower row crop tractors from 70 to 180 hp, the new range was launched earlier this year initially in IF 380/90 R50 167A8/167B and IF 320/85…


High demand for Michelin’s industrial tyre training courses

Michelin is now able to offer expert tyre fitting and maintenance training for operators of industrial and heavy-duty machinery via two new one-day courses. The Safe Earthmover Tyre Fitting and Safe Crane Tyre Fitting programmes are delivered at the customer’s site by experts from the Michelin Training & Information Centre (MTIC). The sessions are appropriate…


Five new sizes added to Michelin RoadBib range

Michelin has more than doubled the number of sizes offered within its popular RoadBib agricultural tyre range, introducing five new dimensions. Launched in 2018, the RoadBib is the first tyre for 200+hp agricultural tractors specifically designed to provide high performance, longevity and traction on machines used intensively on roads. The five new dimensions – 540/65…


Michelin CrossGrip range expanded with additional sizes

Michelin has introduced two new sizes of its multi-purpose, all-season CrossGrip tyres for operators of backhoe loaders, skid steer loaders, telehandlers and small tractors. The new 440/80 R34 and 480/80 R34 CrossGrip fitments expand the range to 12 dimensions, available on both the original equipment and replacement markets. Gordon Brookes, Michelin’s Customer Engineering Support Manager,…


Michelin switch reaps impressive results for Coolcroo Farm

An arable farm in Ireland has seen significant improvements to its soil health since moving its tractor fleet onto Michelin Ultraflex technology tyres. Coolcroo Farm, in Tipperary, used to run a mix of competitor brands but switched to Michelin following technical advice from local account manager Christopher Eakin. It now runs its four smaller tractors…


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…