Michelin has launched a new harvester tire that can perform at high-load capacities while maintaining low pressures in the field.
The Michelin CerexBIB 2 with IF and VF CFO+ designations innovatively push the load and pressure limits for combine harvesters and other large harvesting equipment. CerexBIB 2 is available now in nine front sizes and seven rear sizes. The new tire is designed to offer the best load capacity and lowest pressure in the market.
Michelin’s CFO+ technology offers a second and lower 6 miles-per-hour (mph) cyclic loading table over the standard CFO of one 10-mph cyclic loading table. Farmers may gain up to a 10 percent bonus in load-carrying capacity at the same pressure, or the option of carrying the same load at lower pressures to maximize floatation and traction and minimize soil compaction.
“Today’s farmers are using progressively larger machinery but must manage both load capacity and soil compaction,” said David Graden, Michelin North America agriculture operational marketing manager. “Because Michelin’s CerexBIB 2 is air-systems ready, it offers a solution that answers these and other performance challenges.”
The tire tread is designed to increase traction, fuel savings and improve safety, key benefits for farmers who want to achieve shallower ruts and less soil compaction while they harvest the crops. The CerexBIB 2 tire incorporates Michelin Ultraflex IF & VF technology, which offers the best load capacity in its class, low ground pressure and very high levels of traction in the field.
The CerexBIB 2 will be offered in the following front sizes: VF520/85R42, VF580/85R42, VF710/70R42, IF800/65R32, IF800/70R32, IF800/70R38, IFVF900/60R32, VF900/60R38 and VF900/60R42.
The CerexBIB 2 will be offered in the following rear sizes: VF500/85R34, VF520/80R26, VF520/85R30, VF620/70R26, VF620/70R30, VF710/65R30 and VF750/65R26.