JCB has selected Michelin XeoBib tyres as the exclusive standard fitment on its new pole planting machine, the 4CX Polemaster+. The manufacturer reportedly decided to specify the high flotation Michelin tyre in size VF 600/60 R28 tyres as original equipment on the new machine after comparing a range of alternatives and being impressed by the tyres’ ability to protect soft ground when working in the field.
JCB will fit Michelin’s new BibLoad Hard Surface tyres as original equipment across its extensive range of loadalls, telehandlers and backhoe loaders. The machinery manufacturer consulted with a number of its customers, testing the tyres in real-world situations prior to the deal. JCB said that the trials demonstrated high levels of damage resistance and impressive handling on rugged surfaces, leading to the new OE deal.