Michelin introduces the TRAILXBIB, its newest agriculture tire for slurry wagons, spreaders and trailers designed for outstanding endurance, prolonged tire life and low soil compaction.
Co-developed with farmers from several continents, the Michelin TRAILXBIB is air-systems ready and designed with Michelin VF Ultraflex Technology to help reduce soil compaction and optimize yields. The tire has a low-pressure impact in fields and is puncture and aggression resistant.
The Michelin TRAILXBIB tire has three major benefits:
- High endurance due to a new steel-belted casing meeting the VF2 standard for better robustness and soil protection;
- High level self-cleaning properties provided by a specific tread pattern for better evacuation of mud with no closed areas;
- Tire-life improvement with a new tread pattern design incorporating a central rib designed to ensure regular wear.
Immediately available in sizes VF 560/60 R22.5 and VF 650/55 R26.5, other dimensions will gradually complement the range.
“The Michelin TRAILXBIB allows the farmer to easily adjust trailed equipment tire pressure with remote inflation systems in real time and according to the type of soil load distribution,” said David Graden, agriculture operational marketing manager, Michelin North America. “This solution reduces soil compaction and protects the soil for future harvests for increased agricultural yields.”
The Michelin MACHXBIB ─ a radial tractor tire often used in soil preparation, planting and treatment ─ is now available in two additional sizes, 600/70 R30 and 600/65 R28, with an increased speed rating. This tire is an excellent selection for both flotation and soil protection especially when used heavy tillage applications. Offering exceptional traction, ride comfort and long tire life, the MACHXBIB tire can carry heavy loads while maintaining a low air pressure due to a larger footprint.
The Michelin SPRAYBIB ─ a radial high-clearance sprayer tractor tire able to operate at lower air pressures than a conventional narrow tire ─ is now available in a VF 320/90 R46 size. Introduced in 2011, the SPRAYBIB features excellent traction, driver comfort and long tire life. It can carry the same load as standard radial tires with up to 40 percent lower tire pressure, or 40% more load at the same pressure. The tire offers a unique balance between a narrow tire to avoid crop damage and a flotation tire to minimize compaction.