Posted on February 10, 2011

Michelin Presents Choice of Up to Four New AG Tires to Nebraska Farmer at 2011 Top Producer Seminar


Drawing winner gets to select four tires of her choice, a value of up to $5,000

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Feb. 10, 2011) – One lucky Nebraska farm family won the opportunity to move up to Michelin in a drawing at the 2011 Top Producer Seminar in Chicago.

Michelin executive Michael Burroughes and Top Producer editor Jeanne Bernick drew the name of Brenda Grotz of York, Neb., from several hundred entries before a breakfast crowd Jan. 28. Grotz and her husband, Duane Grotz, will be able to select up to four agricultural tires worth as much as $5,000 from their local MICHELIN dealer, Penners Tire & Auto Inc.

"Michelin is dedicated to radializing the agricultural tire market," Burroughes says. "Michelin conducts exhaustive research and development each year that shows that radial tires and large-volume tires deliver a lower total cost of ownership by reducing soil compaction and improving traction, fuel savings and durability and tire life. We're delighted at this opportunity at Top Producer to prove to another farmer the bottom-line benefits that Michelin Agricultural Tires deliver."

That research led Michelin to introduce the first IF-class agricultural tire to North America in 2006, the MICHELIN® Axiobib® radial, which features MICHELIN® Ultraflex™ Technologies. And in 2011, Michelin is becoming the first to offer a VF-class tire to the sprayer market by widely introducing the MICHELIN® SprayBib™ radial.

Brenda Grotz says she was completely surprised and delighted at being selected. She and her husband have used MICHELIN agricultural tires in the past but do not have them on their current tractors because they weren't able to order them as fitments at the time they purchased the equipment.

"I couldn't believe they called my name," Grotz says. "We look forward to having Michelin tires on the tractor again."

Duane Grotz says he's considering what tires to select. He has competitor tires on a John Deere 8320R that he might replace, but he's leaning toward replacing other tires that came on the new John Deere 5105M he purchased just before the 2011 Top Producer Seminar. "I guess I need to do some research," he says.

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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. (