Posted on August 05, 2013

Michelin North America to Introduce New Large Volume Radial at Farm Progress 2013

MICHELIN MegaXBIB 580/85R42 designed for more traction and less compaction in 30-inch rows

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Aug. 5, 2013) — After its award-winning launch of the MICHELIN® YieldBib™ radial in 2012, Michelin North America will showcase a new large volume combine tire at the 2013 Farm Progress Show. The new MICHELIN® MegaXBib™ 580/85R42 168A8/168B will extend the already popular MICHELIN MegaXBib line.

But that isn’t all Michelin has planned. The leader in radial Ag tire innovative solutions will demonstrate soil compaction to show how a specific choice in tire can significantly affect equipment performance and, ultimately, a farmer’s bottom line.

“We will be equipping a John Deere 9870 STS combine filled with corn and using a 12-row header,” said Bob Rees, product marketing manager for Michelin North America Agricultural Tires.  “We will be mounting two sets of tires on the combine, dual MICHELIN MachXBib 650/85R38 radials on one side and on the other a set of MICHELIN MegaXBib 520/85R42 straddle duals. The demonstration will show the best tire size option for a large, fully loaded combine.”

This demonstration, along with a demonstration on stubble resistance, will be available for farm show attendees at the Michelin exhibit area (booth 618) at the 2013 Farm Progress show, August 27-29, 2013 in Decatur, Illinois.

Michelin will be in booth 38 during the Ag Media Summit in Buffalo, New York August 5-6, 2013.

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About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide variety of industries — from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 22,500 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (