Michelin says Flawborough Farms is “getting the best” from its next-generation Horsch sprayer after switching the original equipment fitments for a set of its AxioBib 2 tyres. The family-run business in Nottinghamshire took delivery of the UK’s first Horsch Leeb 8.300 PT last summer. The sprayer arrived as a prototype from Horsch’s headquarters in Germany fitted with a competitor’s rubber, but Flawborough Farms has since switched to Michelin VF 650/85 R42 AxioBib 2 183D tyres.
East Lothian-based J Haig Hamilton & Sons is reaping the rewards after becoming the first farm in Scotland to fit the latest size in Michelin’s growing AxioBib 2 tyre range. Haig Hamilton invested in a new John Deere 8400 from dealer stock, but knew the 900mm width of the original equipment rear tyres wasn’t suitable for the root-crop farming operation on the more than 3,000 acres of land he oversees.
The LAMMA show got under way today at the East of England Showground in Peterborough, and Michelin is using the occasion to host an exclusive UK preview of its all-new AxioBib 2 tyre range, allowing farmers and contractors to view the new agricultural tyre ahead of the planned international launch in June 2017. The new Kleber Cropker is also on display – both tyres can be viewed on stand G33.
The all-new Michelin AxioBib 2 tyre range will debut in the UK at LAMMA 2017 in January, a month ahead of its planned international debut. The new tyre range will initially be available in two Very High Flexion dimensions, VF 650/65 R42 and VF 540/65 R30, and has been designed to meet rising demand for tyres that can accommodate large loads at lower pressures. AxioBib 2 tyres can be viewed throughout the LAMMA Show at the East of England Showground on 18 and 19 January 2017, on Michelin stand G33.