Michelin CargoXBib Heavy Duty tyres original equipment on Stewart Trailers
Stewart Trailers has specified Michelin’s new CargoXBib Heavy Duty trailer tyres as original equipment on its latest Road King XV 20 26 S trailer. The agricultural trailer manufacturer chose the 560/60 R 22.5 fitment as an option for its new trailer. The new tyre replaces the original CargoXBib, and has been designed to increase longevity on the road and boost self-cleaning properties. Its high load capacity is almost 8,300kg per tyre, with a durable casing structure.
Tyre choice is a major consideration for the new tri-axle tipper, which was designed to pre-empt the proposed second phase of agricultural tractor and trailer legislation due before harvest 2016, which includes changes to gross vehicle weights, speed limits and potential roadworthiness tests.
James Stewart, director at Stewart Trailers, said: “Trailers are a large capital investment for our customers, and with legislation changes on the horizon we wanted to make sure this new model was future-proofed as much as possible. We like to be at the forefront of agricultural technology and giving our customers the option to specify the latest Michelin tyres seemed like the perfect fit.
“With gross vehicle weights of agricultural trailers due to increase from 31 to 37 tonnes for a tri-axle trailer, we wanted a tyre that not only helped minimise soil compaction but could also cope with hauling high volume loads on public roads.”
With the capability of being run at low pressures in the field, the tyre is designed to reduce rut formation and protect the soil as a result of a maximised ground contact patch. The large flat tread pattern is also designed to increase traction, helping farmers to save both time and money.
On the road, the CargoXBib Heavy Duty is designed to increase efficiency and comfort. The alignment of multi-sided tread blocks and their alternating pattern increases resistance to wear and promotes self-cleaning.
The Road King XV 20 26 S 20-tonne capacity trailer is fitted with an air braking system, ABS, front view grille, high level rear road lights and roll cover as standard. A tri-axle configuration with air suspension increases the trailer’s road-friendliness and the rear steer axle improves manoeuvrability.
Stewart Trailers, established in 1988, builds trailers and livestock floats at its base in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. The company featured its new trailer fitted with CargoXBib Heavy Duty tyres on its stand at LAMMA, which took place last week.