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Michelin launches Bibsteel range for skid steer loaders

11 July, 2016

Skid steer service is extremely demanding on tyres, the machinery and its operator. Michelin are targeting these issues head-on with the latest innovation to the skid steer tyre market – the Bibsteel All-Terrain radial range.

The Bibsteel was designed to increase the productivity of skid steer loaders used on building & construction sites and road work.

The new Michelin Bibsteel All-Terrain radials feature steel casings incorporating 3 steel ply layers and steel belts for outstanding puncture resistance compared with the less-durable cross-ply tyres used by over 90 per cent of this market. Michelin says its all-steel casing construction is unique in this sector, allowing the tyres to offer better abrasion, puncture and impact resistance – making them ideal for use on debris-strewn sites.

The Bibsteel sets a new benchmark for traction on soft ground with its radial construction and deep open tread design. Michelin’s own trials in North America have demonstrated that this tyre offers a 12 per cent increase in traction and up to an 85 per cent increase in tyre life compared with the leading cross-ply fitment.

Another important feature that bias-ply alternatives cannot provide is the level of driver comfort and overall machine stability which comes from the flexibility and strength of the radial ply carcass design. The improved manoeuvrability also contributes to reduced fatigue for both the driver & the machine itself and therefore reduced operating costs.

“The Michelin Bibsteel has been designed especially for compact construction machines such as SkidSteer loaders which are used in many different applications in New Zealand. The specific design ensures they will provide superior performance and a longer tread life for skid steer loaders, offering operators reduced downtime and operating costs on their worksites.” says Andrew Gillam, Sales & Marketing Manager for TRS Tyre & Wheel Ltd.

Michelin radial construction tyres are designed for a wide range of construction applications and construction equipment. With their rugged tread designs and long lasting tread compounds, Michelin skid steer tyres are built to last. In addition to improving your bottom line, they increase operator comfort and cause less stress on construction equipment.

Michelin Bibsteel All-Terrain tyres are already available from TRS in sizes 260/70R16.5 (10R16.5) and 300/70R16.5 (12R16.5). 

TRS, NZ’s largest importer & distributor of agricultural tyre and wheel systems, are the sole authorised distributor of Michelin agricultural & construction tyres. TRS staff can offer expert advice and the best solutions for the individual requirements of NZ farmers. When it comes to advice, TRS can call on years of extensive product knowledge to ensure you get the correct tyre for the job, call now on 0800 336 334.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW-IT009nU0 Click here to see the Michelin Bibsteel benefits in action.

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