Michelin Launches New, Improved Agricultural Tires
with Increased Load Capacity, Modified Tread Design, Optimized Rubber
- New tire innovations leverage Michelin’s unique expertise in agricultural tire manufacturing, improving quality, performance and durability
- Big reveal will happen Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa
GREENVILLE, S.C., August 30, 2022 — The quest for a better agricultural solution rolled one step closer to reality today.
Michelin® is debuting the AGRIBIB® 2, SPRAYBIB® CFO, and TRAILXBIB® agricultural tires at Farm Progress. The Agribib 2 is an improved version of its most popular agricultural tire, while the Spraybib CFO is replacing the Spraybib line. The TrailXBib is a new line, replacing the Michelin CargoXBib line.
The Michelin Agribib 2 tire, building on its predecessor’s all-around performance and exceptional tire life, delivers up to 18% higher load-carrying capacity. It also features an optimized rubber and tread design to fight tire stubble, as well as an enhanced self-cleaning hinge for maximum pulling power in wet conditions.
“Michelin is extremely proud of the Agribib 2 tire because of the increased benefit it offers our customers,” said David Graden, agriculture global account manager for Michelin North America. “The new Agribib 2 tire improves upon the well-regarded and trusted Agribib line, as it is a significant improvement to Michelin’s best-selling agricultural tire. We have 7 more key sizes launching in September with an additional 6 sizes launching at the end of 2022, almost completing the transition from the Agribib series to the Agribib 2.”
The Michelin Spraybib CFO is the latest addition to the Spraybib agricultural line and comes in the popular 380/90R46 size. Following the Spraybib, which has just been rated for cyclic field operations, the Spraybib CFO offers increased load capacities up to 14% for cyclic field operations, allowing added axle loads up to 1.3 tons depending on tire size. It is also Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS) ready. This latest tire can work at lower pressure to increase traction and flotation in the field. The new Spraybib CFO can operate as low as 12 psi in the field and up to 43 mph on the road.
“With the new Spraybib CFO, the lower tire pressure helps to deliver traction and horsepower to the ground while minimizing soil compaction and maximizing floatation,” said Graden. “On the road, the higher pressures help to navigate quickly and safely while optimizing tire wear and fuel consumption. The first size, 380/90R46 was recently launched, with several more sizes launching in the coming months, including the very popular 420/95R50 size.”
The Michelin TrailXBib utilizes Michelin Ultraflex Technology for low soil compaction and high carrying capacity. The steel belted radial tire is designed for trailing implements such as spreaders and tanks, hay bailing, planters and field cultivators. It also features exceptional cleanout due to the directional lug and tread design, as well as also being CTIS compatible.
“The TrailXBib allows farmers to easily adjust trailed equipment tire pressure with remote inflation systems in real time,” says Graden. “This solution reduces soil compaction and protects the soil for future harvests for increased agricultural yields.”
The new lines will be available for review at the upcoming Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa Aug. 30 – Sept. 1. Attendees can learn more about these new tires and the full farm tire lineup in the Michelin booth #362.
For more information about Michelin agricultural tires, please visit business.MichelinMan.com.
About Michelin North America Inc.
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. (michelinman.com)
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