Michelin North awarded Ag innovation award.
Michelin North was awarded a 2016 Ag Innovations Award during the 2016 Agri-Trade Equipment Expo in Alberta, Canada, for its Michelin Cargo X Bib High Flotation tyre. The tyre was honored as one of the three top industry advancements at the event.
“The agricultural industry relies on continuous innovation that supports profitability, productivity and safety for farmers,” said Mike Pantaleo for Michelin Agriculture in Canada. “Michelin is pleased to receive a 2016 Ag Innovations Award for the Cargo X Bib, a tyre designed to help farmers preserve crop yields, lower fuel consumption, increase tyre life and save time.”
The Cargo X Bib is the tyremaker’s first Ultraflex Technology tyre engineered for trailers and towed machinery, Michelin said. According to the tyremaker, the technology allows for increased power and weight of today’s farm machinery, without hurting efficiency, and is the first and only implement tyre on the market that is compatible with Central Tyre Inflation Systems (CTIS).
The Cargo X Bib features a tread pattern designed to provide improved self-cleaning features, greater endurance, better on-road handling and higher-speed transport, the tyremaker adds. Additionally, the tyre operates at a low pressure to help protect the soil with a large footprint to distribute the load, and round and solid shoulders are designed to limit plant damage.