June 2012: Michelin Surprising Display At Cereals 2012
Michelin has made a significant impact at Cereals 2012 as it had presented to the public the company’s largest farm tyre to date.
The tyre line which contains the new addition is the AxioBib range, farm tyre line that has been designed to equip tractors with considerable high horsepower.
The tyre that has obtained this title, the Michelin AxioBib IF 900/60 R42, comes with a surprising diameter of 2.15 metres and will enter the British market of replacement tyres during July 2012.
The Michelin AxioBib IF 900/60 R42
The AxioBib tyre uses the highly profitable flexion technology which offers great results for high intensity crop farming procedures like ploughing. In this segment in particular the demand of farmers and third party contractors for high powered machinery which gives high results has risen and as a consequence, indirectly, the demand for large diameter tyres has increased.
Regarding the AxioBib tyre, Michelin representatives have made the following declaration regarding the new trend in the agricultural domain. They have stated that, as agricultural activities have grown significantly in intensity during the past decades, the demand for large tyres with high traction abilities has also risen.
The tyres in the AxioBib line as well as its latest release, the IF 900/60 R42, offer the ability to operate at decreased pressure and come with 16% higher footprint than the one of normal tyres.
The new AxioBib tyres have been designed to especially improve the performance of powerful tractors so that they will maximize the effects of the engine and the torque. Due to the fact that the AxioBib line improves the traction of tractors the end results are considerable higher, as farmers are able to achieve the same outcome in a shorter amount of time and with lower fuel consumption. So, consequently, the farmers are able to achieve optimal results with higher economy.
The AxioBib tyres are produced by using the Michelin exclusive rights technology, the Ultraflex. This technology increases tyre possibility to carry heavy cargos at lesser pressure. What this means is that the tyre has a smaller earth compaction and also a smaller rut depth even while operating heavy machinery, better preserving the soils yield feature.
On asphalted surfaced the AxioBib technology improves speed which can reach up to 40 miles per hour (or 65 kilometres per hour) if the speed limit permits it. Also, in comparison with conventional tyres, the AxioBib line also offers improved comfort with decreased vibration and sound.
Other Important Michel Highlights
Besides the new AxioBib IF 900/60 R42, Michelin also displayed at Cereals 2012 an extensive selection the currently expanding Ultraflex range which features such lines as XeoBib, CerexBib or SprayBib.
The “Knowledge Trail” Campaign
Michelin is also part of the Soil and Water Management Centre and at Cereals 2012, the company also promoted the knowledge improvement of those in the field regarding this issue with the “Knowledge Trail”. In the “Knowledge Trail” campaign visitors could test their knowledge regarding soil and water administration by answering a large array of questions on the matter. This campaign has been especially beneficial for those who are members of the BASIS Professional Register, as they could earn 4 BASIS points by simply answering the 20 question trail.