Michelin displays world's largest tractor tire at Agritechnica 2013

Michelin displayed the world's largest tractor tire, the MICHELIN AxioBib IF 900/65R46, at Agritechnica as well as other new tire products.

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The Michelin Agricultural Product Line is closer than ever to agricultural stakeholders. As a partner to equipment manufacturers, it meets the needs of today's farmers while anticipating their future needs. 

In 2014, Michelin is extending its tire lineup to fully cover all phases of the crop cycle and adapt to new 
types of use. Two new tires are being presented at Agritechnica. 

  • The MICHELIN SprayBib VF420/95R50, integrating Michelin Ultraflex Technology, in a new size for sprayers. 
  • The MICHELIN BibLoad Hard Surface, a new range for compact and telescopic loaders. 

To accompany new developments in farm equipment, Michelin at Agritechnica is presenting the world’s largest tractor tire: the MICHELIN AxioBib IF900/65R46. The tire has a width of 900 millimeters, a diameter of 2.32 meters, a per-tire load capacity of 10,600 kg and the ability to operate at 65 km/h. These impressive statistics demonstrate: 

  • The power of Michelin’s innovation capacity. 
  • The group’s ability to anticipate technical challenges and help manufacturers define the agricultural equipment of the future, thanks to the substantial resources allocated to research and development. 
  • The adaptation of Michelin Ultraflex Technology to ever-larger tires in order to provide farmers and farm operators with enhanced traction and less soil compaction, thereby improving their output. 

Michelin is working closely with farm equipment manufacturers to develop its new generations of tires. At Agritechnica, the MICHELIN AxioBib IF900/65R46 will be fitted on the New Holland T9 and Deutz- 
Fahr’s all-new Series 11. Krone has also announced that it will use the tire on its next generation of combine-harvesters, which will deliver more than 1,100 hp. 

Lastly, Michelin is presenting two concept tires that provide an initial response to the farm mobility concerns of tomorrow and beyond, by inventing innovative tread patterns and exploring paths that will lead to the development of “smart” tires, like the MICHELIN Concept QR Code tire. 

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