Michelin is set to introduce the TrailXBib – a brand new range of agricultural tyres for trailers, spreaders and slurry tankers.
Available on both the original equipment and replacement markets from July 2020, the TrailXBib will initially come in two sizes – VF 560/60 R22.5 and VF 650/55 R26.5 – with further sizes planned for launch in 2021.
Designed with a robust VF (Very High Flexion) casing and a deep tread for greater endurance and longevity, the TrailXBib uses Michelin’s Ultraflex technology to help farmers protect the soil.
According to the manufacturer, the tyres feature excellent self-cleaning capabilities thanks to a new advanced tread pattern with wide inter-lugs, meaning fewer closed areas for dirt and soil to accumulate.
Commenting, Gordon Brookes, Customer Engineering Support Manager for Michelin’s agricultural division, says: “The TrailXBib sets the new standard for low-pressure agricultural trailer tyres. Packed full of Michelin’s latest technologies, it offers great tyre life and will help our customers keep ground compaction to a minimum, protecting their crops and ultimately improving their yields.”
Michelin says its Ultraflex technology allows for greater flexibility – meaning the tyres can work with a larger footprint, reducing the impact on the soil. The TrailXBib can carry more load than the same dimension of CargoXBib HD or HF and at a reduced pressure.
The reduction in pressure lessens the stress into the structure of the trailer, thus reducing mechanical strain and wear.
The TrailXBib’s robust VF casing and a deeper, specially-designed tread lead to a significant improvement in tyre life compared to Michelin’s CargoXBib range, while a strong central RIB improves handling and endurance on the road.
The new tyres are fully compatible with Central Tyre Inflation Systems (CTIS), allowing them to run at the optimal pressure for the precise ground they are working on, helping to reduce fuel consumption and improve agronomic performance.