Michelin Extends Ultraflex Tech

Published in the November 2012 Issue Published online: Nov 08, 2012
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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.

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