Taller-Sized Tire Designed for Larger Tractors to Handle Bigger Loads
Responding to meet changing market needs, Michelin North America is introducing an extension of its popular AgriBib tire lineup later this year.
The new MICHELIN® AgriBib® 480 95 R50 model is a taller-sized, rear fitment tire designed primarily for larger, front-wheel assist tractors to handle bigger loads. It also can be used in a row-crop application on large, four-wheel drive machines.
James Crouch, farm segment marketing manager for Michelin North America, said the MICHELIN AgriBib 480 95 R50 model features improved ride quality compared to competitive products, long lasting tread, better traction and impressive clean-out.
Michelin will partner with John Deere and Case New Holland on the launch into the North American market, which is expected to take place in the fourth quarter of 2014. The new model will initially be available on new equipment purchases, and shortly thereafter as a replacement tire.
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinag.com) employs more than 22,000 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants in 16 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.