Bridgestone’s first nationwide tractor tour, has seen hundreds of farmers assemble and £2,000 donated to local Young Farmers’ Clubs. Two John Deere tractors stopped at 10 different locations in Scotland and England to demonstrate the tyre manufacturer’s new VX Tractor in a series of comparisons against comparable tyres.
RG Contracting plans to move its entire fleet onto Michelin XeoBib agricultural tyres. The Scottish farming business specified the fitments on nine new John Deere tractors, and has been pleased with the results.
Customers purchasing tractors from the John Deere 6MC, 6RC, 6M and 6R ranges can now opt for delivery with Continental Tractor75 and Tractor85 tyres. A total of 30 different tyre sizes have been approved for the mid-size tractor model.
Apollo Vredestein is supplying Vredestein brand agricultural tyres to John Deere’s Mannheim, Germany plant, allowing buyers of the tractor-maker’s 6R and 6M series to choose Vredestein Traxion tyres as original equipment.
Chiltern-based Kensham Farms specified a second set of Michelin AxioBib tractor tyres after a first set showed grip and longevity above expectations. The first set of IF 600/70 R30 and IF 800/70 R38 tyres were fitted as original equipment on a John Deere 8360R tractor purchased as new in 2013.
After more than a year of testing in the fields of Lithuania together with local John Deere distributor Dojus Group and distributor Bohnenkamp, STARCO says it can now offer a replacement wheel solution for the John Deere 6 tractor series. This new solution enables the fitment of non-standard wheels and tyres of different widths as well as dual mount wheels.
Alliance Tire Americas has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2017 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. The Wakefield, Massachusetts-based company was selected for the honour in recognition of the quality of its products and services and its commitment to continuous improvement.
Mitas has earned recognition as a partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. The Prague based company was selected for the honour in recognition of its “dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement.”
Bridgestone Americas shares that it has been designated a Partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere & Company Achieving Excellence Program. Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating, and Bridgestone states for this selection recognises its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality, as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Bridgestone says its employees accepted the recognition at a ceremony held in the USA recently.
Seven tractor-driving finalists in the European Drivers Challenge have been invited to the Michelin Technical Innovation Centre Test Circuit in Ladoux, France to demonstrate how best practice can affect tractor performance. Each participant will get his own John Deere 6215R AutoPowr tractor, pulling a heavy 20t Joskin two axle trailer. The tractors will be equipped with Michelin MachXBib tyres, with trailers featuring Michelin CargoXBib High Flotation tyres. The participants will be challenged to select their own strategy of tractor settings and tyre inflation pressures.
Michelin group has earned multiple recognitions from US heavy equipment manufacturer Deere & Company for products and support delivered by Michelin’s operating units around the world to various John Deere equipment segments. The Michelin group’s Agricultural and Earthmover operating units were named “Supplier of the Year” as well as a partner-level supplier for 2014. Partner-level supplier is Deere’s highest rating for suppliers under its ongoing “Achieving Excellence” initiative.
Michelin’s Tweel factory has opened in Piedmont, South Carolina, USA, manufacturing airless tyres for commercial applications. From Piedmont, Michelin will boost output of its X Tweel SSL skid-steer tyres and begin production of the new X Tweel Turf as original equipment for John Deere’s Ztrak 900 Series line-up of zero-turn commercial mowers. The 135,000sqft facility is Michelin’s 10th in the state, and 16th in the US. The company said it would invest about $50 million in the new plant.