ERJ staff report (DS)
Lincoln, UK - Michelin is previewing the largest farm tyre it has ever manufactured, at UK farming exhibition Cereals 2012. The AxioBib IF 900/60 R 42 has a diameter of 2.15 metres is designed specifically for high horsepower tractors and will be launched onto the UK replacement tyre market in July 2012.
â€œThis latest AxioBib tyre is specially designed to allow the most powerful tractors to
make full use of the massive amount of engine torque available. The ability to
generate superior traction means farmers save time and use less fuel, which helps to
make their operations more economically viable.â€ said Mike Lawton, Michelin's Commercial
Director of Agriculture
The tyres use Michelin's patented Ultraflex technology,
which allow them to carry heavy loads at a lower pressure. Equally, the tyres can be driven at up to 65 kph. For example, a 6,500 kg
load can be carried with 0.8 bar less pressure than on tyres built using conventional
Cereals 2012 takes place in Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire, UK from 13 - 14 June.
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Press release from Michelin