It was a busy Farm Progress Show for Michelin as the tire manufacturer rolled out three agricultural tires at the annual farm tradeshow, located this year at Boone, Iowa.
New from Michelin are the Agribib 2, Spraybib CFO and the TrailXBib. The Agribib 2 is an improved version of Michelin’s most popular agricultural tire, while the Spraybib CFO replaces the Spraybib line. The TrailXBib is a new line, replacing the CargoXBib line.
The Agribib 2 tire, building on its predecessor’s all-around performance and tire life, delivers up to 18 percent 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,” says David Graden, agriculture global account manager for Michelin North America. The transition from the Agribib series to the Agribib 2 will happen quickly, notes Graden. Seven sizes were launched in September and six more sizes will follow before the end of 2022. (Story continues below video)
The 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 percent 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. The tire can work at lower pressure to increase traction and flotation in the field. It can operate as low as 12 psi in the field and up to 43 mph on the road.
The 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.”
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