Tractor manufacturer Fendt has approved the Continental TractorMaster tyre combinations 600/65R38 and 540/65R24 as well as 540/65R34 and 440/65R24 for its 200 Vario and 300 Vario series tractors. Continental says further approvals “could follow.”
Thoresby Farming has more than doubled the productivity of its main cultivating tractor after upgrading to a Fendt 1050 featuring VarioGrip technology. The flagship Fendt was specified from the factory on a set of AxioBib IF 710/60 R38 and IF 900/65 R46 fitments – Michelin’s largest agricultural tyres.
STARCO has updated its dual wheel solution to fit the new Fendt 900-series and Claas Axion 900 high-performance tractors. The dual wheel solution is tailored to fit seamlessly with the TW Profi-Grip 42- and 44-inch rims designed for high-power 300HP+ tractors.
Spalding-based RP Worth & Son, which farms close to 1,000 acres of wheat and potatoes, has unlocked a major improvement in tyre performance after acting on the recommendations of its local Michelin account manager. Ian Whitwell visited the customer to provide tyre advice for the farm’s Fendt 722, which was operating on an old set of narrow duals – and not delivering the performance farmer John Palmer needed.
Britain’s first farmer to specify a tractor on Michelin’s new AxioBib 2 tyres states that he is “noticing the benefits” of the Ultraflex technology fitments after 300 hours of operation. Michelin Exelagri dealer Tanvic Tyre and Service Centre in Newark fit Sherwood Farms’ Fendt 724 with AxioBib 2s to help improve efficiency and increase soil protection.
AGCO Corporation’s Fendt brand has granted Mitas an ‘A’ rating for its original equipment supply to the Fendt tractor plant in Marktoberdorf, Germany. The company has delivered Mitas Premium tyres to the factory since January 2015, the new brand serving as a substitute for the Continental agricultural tyres it previously shipped. In giving its rating, AGCO evaluated supplier quality, logistics, customer service and environmental protection – Mitas received the highest grade in all categories.
Several years ago, Mitas began cooperating with agricultural machinery manufacturer AGCO to develop an inner tyre that enables equipment operators to rapidly increase or decrease inflation levels in large agricultural tyres by as much as 1 bar. The tyre maker recently launched a product that can accommodate changes between field pressures of 0.8 bar and road pressures of 1.8 bar within just half a minute – more than ten times faster than current methods of inflation.