Michelin North America Inc. recently released three new tires. They include the Agribib 2, the Spraybib CFO, and the TrailXBib. The three Michelin tires were showcased at the last Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa.
The Agribib 2 is an upgrade to the most popular agricultural tire from Michelin. It offers up to 18% more load-carrying capacity and features an optimized tread design and rubber compound.
This allows it to self-clean, fight tire stubble, and offer maximum pulling power in wet conditions. According to Michelin officials, the tire boasts some significant improvements to the brand’s best-selling agricultural tire.
It will be available in seven sizes this September and an additional six will be launched at the end of the year. This will mark a complete transition from Agribib to Agribib 2.
The Spraybib CFO is one of the latest additions to the Spraybib line. It offers up to 14% more load-carrying capacity for cyclic field operations. It also allows for an additional 1.3 tons of axle loads.
The CFO is available in size 380/90R46. According to Michelin officials, it is central tire inflation (CTS)-ready. Michelin will add more sizes, including the 420/96R50.
“The new Spraybib CFO can operate as low as 12 psi in the field and up to 43 mph on the road.”
“The lower pressure helps to deliver traction and horsepower to the ground, while minimizing soil compaction and maximizing flotation,” says Graden. “On the road, higher pressures help to navigate quickly and safely, while optimizing tire wear and fuel consumption.”
The Michelin TrailXBib features the company’s Ultraflex Technology for high load carrying capacity and low soil compaction. It’s a steel-belted product, designed for tankers, planters, field cultivators, tankers, and hay bailers.
“It also features exceptional clean-out due to the directional lug and tread design, as well as being CTIS-compatible.”
The TrailXBib allows farmers to easily adjust trailed equipment pressure with remote inflation systems in real time.