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Michelin rolls out Multibib farm tire

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Michelin North America Inc. has unveiled its new Multibib radial farm tire, which replaces the Michelin XM 108.

The Multibib is designed for four-wheel-drive and mechanical front-wheel-assist tractors and also doubles as an option for combines, says

Stan Chandgie, agricultural segment manager for Michelin North America Agricultural Tires.

"The Multibib radial is engineered to deliver a larger footprint without the additional expense of larger wheel rims. The bigger footprint provides better flotation and traction while reducing wheel slip."

The tire also enables growers to capitalize on lower inflation pressures, which helps reduce soil compaction for better yields and greater profits, Chandgie says.

"On combines, the greater flotation this innovative tire delivers lets you harvest in wet field conditions with less field damage."

The Multibib is available in 17 sizes. Michelin says it's the only 65- series farm tire in North America available with a D speed rating, approving it for road speeds of up to 40 miles per hour.

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