Giant tread footprint for Michelin’s new harvester tire
Michelin Agricultural Tires has launched a new line of tire designed especially for large harvesting equipment, with a giant tread that promises better traction, longer life and a more comfortable ride.
The new VF520/85R42 CFO 177A8 CerexBib is one of Michelin’s Very High Flexion (VF) tires, which are designed to handle bigger and heavier farm equipment and have a greater ability to flex under increased loads than standard radials.
Designed specifically for large combines and grain carts, the new CerexBib is one of the “first true VF tires” for today’s heaviest harvesting equipment, Michelin says. The company says the tire offers a better ride, because it functions at a lower pressure, provides improved traction in all conditions because of its larger tread footprint, delivers excellent service life because of a casing with reinforced sidewalls and is better for on-road travel because it enables farmers to use a narrower tire to carry the load.
A giant tread footprint
“This new CerexBib offers a massive load capacity, up to 21,960 pounds, and has a giant footprint of approximately 486 square inches,” said Michelin farm segment marketing manager James Crouch.
“It is built with Michelin Ultraflex Technology, which enables tires to operate at up to 40 percent lower air pressure than standard radial tires. This results in a considerable reduction of ruts and compaction, and higher yield potential.”
The CerexBib follows the introduction last season of Michelin’s Hard Surface backhoe tire for use on asphalt and other hard surfaces, which features a non-directional tread design to provide superior tread life when used in hard-surface applications.
The CerexBib is now available at Michelin Ag tire dealers in the U.S. and Canada. For more information on Michelin Ultraflex tires, visit Michelin’s website or contact your local Michelin Agricultural Tire dealer.