Tag: Michelin

Tire Differences Can Have a Deep Impact

How often do you check to make sure tire air pressure is appropriate for the tire type and conditions? Higher inflation can increase compaction and reduce soil productivity, as was demonstrated at the Ag in Motion show at Langham, Sask. this week. As Michelin’s Mike Pantaleo explains in this video, they dug two soil pits, filled them with… Read more »

Get Push Button Pressure with Central Tire Inflation

How long does it take your tractor tires to go from high-pressure levels suitable for road cruising speed to low pressure for fieldwork? It only takes the push of a button and a few minutes if you employ a Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS) in your tractor explains James Crouch, Michelin’s farm segment marketing manager…. Read more »

Picture Perfect PSI

Looking for the right tire pressure to match load and speed for your tractor? With the new Michelin Pressure Calculator mobile app you can follow an easy three-step process to ensure you have the best tire pressure for road travel and soil protection. A key feature of the app is an industry-first, built-in camera to… Read more »

Rolling Out Farming’s Largest Tire

Michelin was living large at the 2015 Farm Progress Show as they unveiled some of the biggest tires in agriculture. The new Michelin AxioBib stands 7’ 6” with a capacity of 24,000 pounds. Billed as the ‘largest farm tire in the world,’ it’s designed for high horsepower mechanical front wheel drive tractors and can carry extreme… Read more »

Improved Corn Genetics Put Pressure on Tires

Improved stalk strength is a valuable characteristic when breeding corn plants to withstand wind and carry heavier yields, but tougher corn stalks can also wreak havoc on tires at harvest. “The entire tire industry is trying to stay ahead of plant genetics,” says James Crouch, marketing manager for farm products with Michelin, in the video below. “As demand… Read more »

TechTour: Getting Good Flotation from Skinny Sprayer Tires

How do you make a skinny tire that damages as little crop as possible but doesn’t just cut through soft soil like a knife through butter? The key is having a flexible sidewall that allows the tire’s footprint to expand. “Basically the ability to make the tire as flexible as possible means you can carry a much higher… Read more »

New Size, New Features of Michelin’s Agribib Tires

Farm machinery continues to increase in size to match an ever-evolving industry, and bigger equipment puts pressure on your wallet, the ground and tires. Are tire manufacturers reacting to concerns over compaction? Have tires been changing? What do they have to offer? Read more: Does the freeze/thaw cycle break up compaction? In this video, RealAgriculture’s… Read more »

Have the Correct Tires in Wet Fields to Minimize Compaction

The Western Canadian wet weather has proved many challenges but one things is certain, soil compaction is going to be a massive challenge to manage depending on your soil type. The upcoming fall may even bring the strongest of no-tillers to the dark side for one season and force them to till the ground to… Read more »