GREENVILLE, S.C.—Michelin North America Inc. has introduced an agricultural tire for farmers who are reducing row spacing to increase their crop yields or provide for specialty crops such as vegetables.
The company said its new Agribib Row Crop tire is designed to be less invasive to crop root structures. Featuring narrow section width, additional lugs and rounded shoulders, the tire is said to deliver slower wear rate and longer life under heavy loads at road and field speeds.
The R1W bars radius to 40 degrees, providing enhanced forward traction while maintaining lateral traction and comfort, according to Michelin. The tire's flexible casing is engineered for heavier loads and higher air pressures, the company noted, while offering an enlarged footprint to minimize compaction and generate a comfortable ride. Aditionally, a stable crown facilitates reduced lug movement, promoting smooth, even wear.
The Agribib Row Crop is available in size 380/90R46. The company said it plans to introduce an additional size, 320/90R50, during the first quarter.