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Vredestein agricultural tyres available on new John Deere tractors

Vredestein agricultural tyres available on new John Deere tractors

5th April 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

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Wills Brothers trials Wheely-Safe Michelin TPMS Light Fleet

Wills Brothers trials Wheely-Safe Michelin TPMS Light Fleet

15th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Cornwall-based Wills Brothers has become one of the first farms in the UK to fit a patented new safety system designed to protect machinery and trailers from the risk of tyre under-inflation. Arable Manager Tom Wills specified the Michelin Tyre Pressure Management System (TPMS) Light Fleet – pioneered by UK technology firm Wheely-Safe, an official licensee of Michelin – after seeing the product on show at Lamma.

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Vredestein to show ‘longer life’ small and large tractor tyres at SIMA

Vredestein to show ‘longer life’ small and large tractor tyres at SIMA

4th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Vredestein will exhibit its latest Traxion tractor tyres on the French market at The Paris International Agribusiness Show (SIMA). The tyre manufacturer said it would showcase its new Traxion 65/70 for compact tractors along with the latest sizes in its Traxion Optimall VF range for large tractors. “It starts with the unique curvature of the tread cleats,” says Ruud Nijland, divisional head sales for agricultural and industrial tyres Europe at Apollo Vredestein.

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Tyres replace tracks for Essex farmer

Tyres replace tracks for Essex farmer

22nd January 2019 | 0 Comments

Hinckford Farming has praised Michelin’s “excellent support” after replacing a rubber tracked crawler with a Claas Xerion 5000 fitted with a set of the manufacturer’s Ultraflex high volume AxioBib tyres. The arable farm had been using tracks for many years for its heavy cultivations but had recently struggled with grip in wet conditions, and suffered damage to the soil structure on headlands when turning.

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Vredestein making headway in competitive agri segment

Vredestein making headway in competitive agri segment

10th January 2019 | 0 Comments

The launch of a flagship product is a tough act to follow, but Apollo Vredestein has managed to keep things interesting this past year. The ranks of its top-flight Traxion Optimall line have swelled since the tyre’s launch at Agritechnica 2017, and the Vredestein brand is also experiencing growth further down the size scale. By doing so, doors are opening to markets where Vredestein isn’t yet well known in agricultural circles.

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ATG showcases high performance flotation, high flexion tyres at LAMMA 2019

ATG showcases high performance flotation, high flexion tyres at LAMMA 2019

9th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Alliance Tire Group (ATG) is showcasing the brand’s agricultural expertise at LAMMA, the UK’s largest agricultural and machinery show (8-9 January 2019, Birmingham NEC). It is displaying its row crop Agriflex 363 IF and the Agriflex 372 VF for tractors, the Alliance 389VF, Alliance 885 and Alliance 882 Agri-Transport radial flotation tyres for implements, and the versatile Multiuse 550. The Alliance agricultural tyre range is exclusively distributed in the UK and Ireland by Kirkby Tyres.

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Vredestein Traxion Optimall wins LAMMA 2019 Innovation Awards gold medal

Vredestein Traxion Optimall wins LAMMA 2019 Innovation Awards gold medal

13th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Vredestein has been awarded the gold medal in the LAMMA 2019 Innovation Awards’ Driven Innovation category for its Traxion Optimall tyre. This VF (very high flexion) tractor tyre is designed to deliver traction, fuel efficiency and productivity to reduce substantially the total cost of ownership. It will be displayed on the Vredestein stand at LAMMA Birmingham, the UK's largest farm machinery, equipment and services show, on 8-9 January.

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Taurus tyres help Riviera Produce keep up with festive season consumer demand

Taurus tyres help Riviera Produce keep up with festive season consumer demand

10th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Riviera Produce, which supplies some of Britain’s top supermarkets with fresh vegetables, has praised its Taurus tyres for helping it boost productivity – delivering increased tyre life and reliability versus other brands it has trialled.

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Kensham Farms specifies Michelin AxioBib following ‘exceptional’ abrasive soil grip, life

Kensham Farms specifies Michelin AxioBib following ‘exceptional’ abrasive soil grip, life

6th September 2018 | 0 Comments

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.

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Nokian-equipped Valtra ploughs snow at 73.171 km/h

Nokian-equipped Valtra ploughs snow at 73.171 km/h

22nd August 2018 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres and Valtra have set the world record for snow removal with an autonomous tractor. The speed record was set in March 2018 using an unmanned Valtra T254 Versu tractor equipped with Nokian Hakkapeliitta TRI tyres. Operated without a driver, the tractor ploughed snow on a closed road in Southern Finland at 73.171 km/h (45.466 mph).

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Britain’s first farmer to use Michelin’s AxioBib 2 tyres sees soil preservation benefits

Britain’s first farmer to use Michelin’s AxioBib 2 tyres sees soil preservation benefits

27th June 2018 | 0 Comments

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.

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BKT launches Xtractor 2018 website

BKT launches Xtractor 2018 website

28th March 2018 | 0 Comments

A tractor isn’t the first vehicle that springs to mind when planning a 4,000-mile odyssey through South Africa that passes through national parks, along gold mines and over plateau, however this is the transport of choice for the 16-strong team taking part in Xtractor 2018. Early next week, four McCormick tractors will depart Cape Town on this 49-day on- and off-road journey, riding on the Agrimax Force and Agrimax RT 657 rubber provided by Xtractor tyre partner BKT. The off-road tyre specialist has created a mini-website where all interested parties can follow the team’s progress; regular updates and real time news from Xtractor 2018 can be found at Xtractor.bkt-tires.com.

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J.D. Power: Tyre wear most bothersome problem for tractor owners in India

22nd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Excessive or uneven tyre wear is once again the problem most frequently reported by respondents to J.D. Power’s annual survey of tractor performance in India. It is also noted as the most bothersome problem by tractor owners.

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Michelin demonstrates benefits of Ultraflex tyres, central tyre inflation in Aberdeenshire

Michelin demonstrates benefits of Ultraflex tyres, central tyre inflation in Aberdeenshire

11th January 2017 | 0 Comments

The pressure to produce higher yields at lower prices is a theme common to most aspects of the agricultural industry; dealing with that pressure is, both literally and figuratively, the task of tyres fitted to the larger, more powerful machinery designed to deliver on this goal. For tyre manufacturers, field tests and demonstrations with the farmers’ and contractors’ own equipment provide the best opportunity to show how their particular products and solutions can help them to achieve increased productivity. It also allows those brands who work most closely with original equipment manufacturers to demonstrate their tyres’ interaction with agricultural machinery and components such as central tyre inflation systems. Tyres & Accessories recently visited Maxwell Farms, near Turriff in Aberdeenshire, to see Michelin conduct such a demonstration.

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Virtual Reality Farming with Trelleborg at EIMA

Virtual Reality Farming with Trelleborg at EIMA

8th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Trelleborg will display its new virtual reality app at EIMA International 2016 in Bologna between 9 and 13 November on stand A1, Hall 14. The company says the app gives users to see Trelleborg’s best-in-class agricultural tyres in action. Visitors can also experience the challenges of modern agriculture on-stand with the new Farming Simulator 17 video game, of which Trelleborg is the official partner for agricultural tyres.

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