The AgriBib Row Crop IF (Improved Flexion) tyre from Michelin is now available in five sizes, designed specifically for use on self-propelled and trailed sprayers, and on row crop tractors from 70hp up to 180hp.
Two sizes were initially launched earlier this year (IF 380/90 R50 167A8/167B and IF 320/85 R38 151A8/151B), however the company has now introduced three new models in IF 380/90 R46 165A8/165B, IF 320/90 R54 159A8/159B and IF 320/90 R50 158A8/158B sizes.
Due to the IF construction, the latest generation of AgriBib tyres is said to offer a higher load capacity than a standard tyre, or the ability to run a comparable load at a reduced pressure to protect the soil.
Gordon Brookes, Michelin’s customer engineering support manager, said: “Today’s sprayers have larger and larger tanks to increase productivity and reduce the number of trips a farmer has to make to refill.
“To adapt to this new trend, we have developed the Michelin AgriBib Row Crop IF range which allows a heavier load capacity to be carried at the same pressure compared to a standard tyre, while having more lugs on the ground and improving traction in muddy conditions.
“When these tyres are used on tractors which do not need an increase in load, the farmer can also work at a lower pressure due to the IF standard, resulting in reduced soil compaction.”
All tyres in the new range benefit from Michelin Ultraflex technology said to ensure a larger footprint (up to 20%) to improve yields and productivity, while also offering a strengthened sidewall for greater durability.
It also features 14% greater lug contact in the tread pattern and a deeper tread depth to improve traction. The range is manufactured at the company’s factory in Troyes, France.
More information is available at www.michelin.co.uk