Michelin CargoXBib Heavy Duty tyres prove perfect fit for Stewart Trailers
Michelin’s new CargoXBib Heavy Duty trailer tyres are now available as original equipment on Stewart Trailers’ latest Road King XV 20 26 S trailer.
The agricultural trailer manufacturer chose the 560/60 R 22.5 Michelin fitment as an option for its new trailer after being impressed by the tyre’s reliability and stability while using heavily loaded agricultural trailers on the road and in the field.
Tyre choice is a major consideration for the new tri-axle tipper, which was designed to pre-empt the proposed second phase of agricultural tractor and trailer legislation due before harvest 2016, which includes changes to gross vehicle weights, speed limits and potential roadworthiness tests.
James Stewart, Director at Stewart Trailers, said: “Trailers are a large capital investment for our customers, and with legislation changes on the horizon we wanted to make sure this new model was future-proofed as much as possible. We like to be at the forefront of agricultural technology and giving our customers the option to specify the latest Michelin tyres seemed like the perfect fit.
“With gross vehicle weights of agricultural trailers due to increase from 31 to 37 tonnes for a tri-axle trailer, we wanted a tyre that not only helped minimise soil compaction but could also cope with hauling high volume loads on public roads,” explains Stewart.
This new tyre replaces the original CargoXBib tyre in this fitment and has been designed to provide increased longevity on the road and to have superior self-cleaning properties compared to the previous generation tyre. The tyre is ideally suited to work both in the field and on the road thanks to its high load capacity of almost 8,300kg per tyre and durable casing structure.
With the capability of being run at low pressures in the field, it reduces rut formation and protects the soil as a result of a maximised ground contact patch. The large flat tread pattern also increases traction, helping farmers to save both time and money.
On the road, the tyre optimises efficiency and comfort, whilst the alignment of the multi-sided tread blocks and their alternating pattern increases resistance to wear and promotes self-cleaning.
The Road King XV 20 26 S 20-tonne capacity trailer is fitted with an air braking system, ABS, front view grille, high level rear road lights and roll cover as standard. A tri-axle configuration with air suspension increases the trailer’s road-friendliness and the rear steer axle improves manoeuvrability.
Stewart Trailers was established in 1988 and builds trailers and livestock floats at its base in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. The company featured its new trailer fitted with CargoXBib Heavy Duty tyres on its stand at LAMMA, which took place last week.
For more information about the range of Michelin farm tyres available visit www.michelin-agricultural-tyres.co.uk.
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