ERJ staff report (TB)
Greenville, South Carolina -- Michelin North America Inc. is phasing out BFGoodrich-brand farm tyres and converting the capacity devoted to them to Michelin-branded agricultural tyres.
The tyre maker said the last BFG brand farm tyre still available-the Power Radial 80-will be discontinued Dec. 31.
â€œThe decision to discontinue the BFGoodrich Power Radial 80 tyre will augment our capacity to better serve both the replacement and the original equipment markets with our premium Michelin-brand tyres,â€ said Bill Schafer, vice president of sales and marketing for Michelin agricultural tyres in North America.
â€œThe decision helps focus the company's resources and energies on the continued, sustainable growth of Michelin-brand agricultural tyres in North America.â€
Michelin sources all of its agricultural tyres in Europe.
From Tire Business (A Crain publication)