JCB puts Michelin in pole position

High flotation Michelin XeoBib tyres have been chosen by JCB to be fitted exclusively and as standard to its new pole planting machine, the 4CX Polemaster+.
High flotation Michelin XeoBib tyres have been chosen by JCB to be fitted exclusively and as standard to its new pole planting machine, the 4CX Polemaster+.

JCB has specified high flotation Michelin XeoBib VF 600/60 R28 tyres as original equipment on its new pole planting machine, the 4CX Polemaster+.

After comparing a range of alternatives, JCB was impressed by the tyres’ ability to protect soft ground when working in the field by spreading the machine’s weight over a larger footprint – up to 24 per cent larger than the equivalent Michelin XMCL tyre.

Tyre choice is a major consideration for JCB as the new machine will be used extensively on farm and utility land, making it paramount to offer a standard tyre that will work to reduce the impact of the machine on the ground, as well as cope with frequent on-road use, travelling between locations.