Michelin is set to launch a new CargoXBib High Flotation trailer tyre onto both the OE and replacement markets next month, with four VF-rated sizes designed to keep soil compaction to an absolute minimum.
The VF 650/55 R26.5, VF 600/55 R26.5, VF 710/50 R26.5 and VF 750/60 R30.5 utilise the latest Michelin Ultraflex Technology, increasing flexibility and, therefore, having even less impact on the soil than the existing CargoXBib High Flotation range.
The tyres are also fully compatible with a Central Tyre Inflation System (CTIS), which supports reduced fuel consumption, improved agronomic performance and significantly improved self-cleaning ability.
Gordon Brookes, Customer Engineering Support Manager for Michelin’s agricultural division, says: “The new VF CargoXBib High Flotation is the reference point for low-pressure trailer tyres.
“Thanks to the exclusive Michelin Ultraflex Technology casing, the tyres offer the best level of soil protection on the market and unequalled endurance.”
Designed specifically for trailers, spreaders and slurry tankers, the new VF CargoXBib High Flotation tyre will replace the CargoXBib High Flotation tyres in the four equivalent sizes, enriching the existing range with VF (Very High Flexion) technology.
The robust Michelin Ultraflex Technology casing allows for the greater flexibility in the new tyres. The VF rating sets new standards in the market, allowing the tyre to carry 40 per cent more load at the same pressure than a standard tyre, Michelin claims.
The VF CargoXBib High Flotation footprint area is 23 per cent larger than that of its predecessor which, when combined with its ability to run at very low pressures, helps to preserve the soil.
The flat tread and wide footprint of the tyre provide even contact pressure distribution to minimise rutting, while its solid round shoulders offer greater wear resistance and enable easier turning and less scrub when working on grass. Michelin has also incorporated a continuous central rib with multi-angle tread blocks to reduce rolling resistance and ensure excellent directional stability and impressive grip on side slopes.