Michelin's New Farm Tire Is Ready for the Heavy Equipment
Michelin North America Inc. has introduced a Very High Flexion tire designed expressly for large combines and grain carts. The VF520/85R42 CFO 177A8 CerexBib tire is intended for a farmer's heaviest harvesting equipment.
The CerexBib tire it has a greater ability to flex under increased loads than standard radials, Michelin says. The new CerexBib is now available at Michelin Ag tire dealers in the Unites States and Canada.
Michelin says it offers a more comfortable ride because it:
- functions at a lower pressure,
- provides improved traction in all conditions because of the larger tread footprint,
- delivers excellent service life (even at low pressure) because of a casing with reinforced sidewalls and
- is better for on-road travel because it enables farmers to use a narrower tire to carry the load.
"This new CerexBib offers a massive load capacity, up to 21,960 pounds, and has a giant footprint of approximately 486 square inches," says James Crouch, Michelin farm segment marketing manager. "It is built with Michelin Ultraflex Technology, which enables tires to operate at up to 40% lower air pressure than standard radial tires. This results in a considerable reduction of ruts and compaction, and higher yield potential."
For more information on Michelin Ultraflex tires, visit www.MichelinAg.com.