GREENVILLE, S.C.-Thanks to Michelin North America, the first tire manufacturer to introduce high-flexing tires in North America, growers now have the first standard-size Very-High Flexion (VF) option in tires for high horsepower MFWA and 4WD Tractors-the new Michelin YieldBib.
Designed to operate at up to 40 percent less air pressure than standard radials, the VF-class Michelin YieldBib, as a result, can reduce soil compaction and improve grip and traction with 45-degree lugs specifically engineered to deflect stubble.
Michelin placed its newest VF-class radial with target growers in key states of Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. Tests conducted against a leading competitor tire in heavy stubble conditions showed that the Michelin YieldBib, delivers astounding benefits in terms of stubble resistance. Run side-by-side on the same tractor in the same field for the same hours, the competitor tires showed significant pecking, gouging and piercing, while the Michelin YieldBib radials remained like new.