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…


Kevin Burke Tyres earns Michelin agricultural tyre accreditation

Kevin Burke Tyres’ (KBT) Athenry depot has been awarded Exelagri dealer status for its agricultural tyre work by Michelin, joining a select group which holds this accolade in Ireland and becoming the first to service customers along the west coast. To join the Michelin Exelagri dealer partnership programme, the depot had to pass a stringent…


Michelin hosts exclusive UK preview of new AxioBib 2 range at LAMMA Show 2017

Stoke-on-Trent, January 18, 2017 Stand G33, LAMMA Show, 18-19 January 2017 Michelin is using the occasion of this year’s LAMMA Show to host an exclusive UK preview of its all-new AxioBib 2 tyre range, allowing farmers and contractors to view the new agricultural tyre ahead of the planned international launch in June 2017. The LAMMA…


Aberdeenshire farm trial demonstrates benefits of central tyre inflation systems with high flotation tyres

Michelin has conducted field trials at Maxwell Farms, near Turriff in Aberdeenshire, 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 –…


LAMMA chosen for UK preview of Michelin’s new AxioBib 2 tyre

Michelin has chosen the LAMMA Show 2017 to host an exclusive UK preview of its all-new AxioBib 2 tyre range, showcasing the new agricultural tyre to farmers and contractors a month ahead of its planned international debut. The new tyre range will initially be available in two dimensions, Very High Flexion (VF) 650/65 R42 and…


Michelin awarded SIMA Innovation Gold Medal for its new ‘2 in 1’ tyre technology

Michelin has been awarded the prestigious SIMA Innovation Gold Medal for its new ‘2 in 1’ tyre, which features a smart tread pattern that evolves to match the application. The ‘2 in 1’ tyre, which will be officially revealed at SIMA in March 2017, has been designed to support farmers who increasingly opt for larger…


Michelin Flexelagri finance programme funds tyres worth more than £1.3 million

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 reveals ‘Top Five’ winter fleet checks for a successful 2017

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…


Sherwood Farming reaps benefits of Michelin SprayBib and YieldBib tyres

Nottingham’s Sherwood Farming is reaping the benefits after specifying a combination of sprayer and tractor tyres on its high-horsepower Fendt 720 Vario tractor, on the advice of its local Michelin Exelagri-accredited tyre dealership. The company, which farms 3,500 acres of land, required a narrow tyre for inter-row crop work, which would also enable the tractor…


K&M Tyres joins Michelin’s Exelagri dealer partnership network

Suffolk-based K&M Tyres has earned Michelin’s seal of approval for its agricultural tyre work, becoming the latest member of Michelin’s Exelagri dealer partnership programme. K&M Tyres is no stranger to Michelin Certified Centre (MCC) status, having gained accreditation on the truck side of its operations as part of the Michelin Truck Professional (MTP) network and…


Michelin Bibsteel Hard Surface tyres’ ‘exceptional’ performance cements repeat order from Solent Building Supplies

Builders’ merchant Solent Building Supplies has replaced its Bobcat skid-steer loader’s Michelin Bibsteel Hard Surface tyres like-for-like, after reporting ‘impressive’ durability despite tough working conditions. The company, which operates within a 30-mile radius of Portsmouth, had previously replaced the Bobcat’s tyres every six to eight months due to damage and wear, before opting to trial…


Simon Jackson Contractors Limited completes major tyre investment

Salisbury-based Simon Jackson Contractors Limited has invested more than £42,000 in new tyres for its fleet in 2015 after taking advantage of Michelin’s 0 per cent Flexelagri finance offer – enabling the cost to be spread across 24 equal monthly payments. The order for 14 pairs of Michelin MultiBib tyres and two sets of AgriBib…


Michelin CargoXBib Heavy Duty tyres prove perfect fit for Stewart Trailers

Michelin’s new CargoXBib Heavy Duty trailer tyres are now available as original equipment on Stewart Trailers’ latest Road King XV 20 26 S trailer. The agricultural trailer manufacturer chose the 560/60 R 22.5 Michelin fitment as an option for its new trailer after being impressed by the tyre’s reliability and stability while using heavily loaded…


HARPER ADAMS-LED STUDY POINTS TO 4% YIELD GAINS FROM ULTRAFLEX TECHNOLOGY TYRES

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 set out to measure the effects of Michelin Ultraflex Technology tyres on annual yields, specifically looking at productivity, environmentally-friendly agriculture and soil protection. The studies made it…