Michelin introduces new ‘stubble deflecting’ tyre

Key features include stubble deflecting lugs and an anti-stubble belt in the tread area
Key features include stubble deflecting lugs and an anti-stubble belt in the tread area

A tyre for use on high horsepower tractors, sprayers and treatment machinery used for managing crops grown in rows, such as potatoes, carrots and maize, has been introduced by Michelin.

Previously available only on the North American market, the YieldBib tyre is narrower than those normally fitted to 250+hp tractors and comes with stubble deflecting lugs and an anti-stubble belt in the tread area that is designed to extend its life by preventing piercing, chipping and gouging from stubble.

Farmers using specifically high horse powered tractors and other agricultural machinery now have a greater choice of tyres after the introduction of Michelin's new YieldBib range.

Farmers using specifically high horse powered tractors and other agricultural machinery now have a greater choice of tyres after the introduction of Michelin's new YieldBib range.

The 45-degree lug angle also gives better traction and less slippage in all weather conditions thereby helping to improve fuel economy whilst making full use of the machine’s power.

Benefiting from Michelin’s Ultraflex Technology, they can carry the same load with up to 40 per cent reduced pressure whilst limiting soil compaction by spreading the tractor’s weight over a larger footprint.