Michelin!!

snipe

Member
Location
west yorkshire
Talking to Michelin rep. John Deere every year give Michelin the number of tyres they will need for a year. Half way through the year JD raised it by 50% similar story with CNH.
 

Flatlander

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
Tires in general are getting harder to find. Popular sizes are no longer recognized or first choice brands. Put a set on my matbro couple of weeks back. Chinese radials were more pricey than Michelin. But we’re available now not possibly sometime in may. Used tires are now more to buy than they were new five years ago if they have 50-70% tread left and good sidewalls
 

Muck Spreader

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Limousin
Tires in general are getting harder to find. Popular sizes are no longer recognized or first choice brands. Put a set on my matbro couple of weeks back. Chinese radials were more pricey than Michelin. But we’re available now not possibly sometime in may. Used tires are now more to buy than they were new five years ago if they have 50-70% tread left and good sidewalls
Blimey, I would have thought you would get at least 4 Chinese tyres for the price of a single Michelin. :eek:
 

Deerefarmer

Member
Location
USA
Not to mention that they're pretty much useless 6-7 months of the year back here. :rolleyes:Well, next ones will be Trelleborg hopefully, they can handle the ice.
Interesting comment...we've often thought it seemed like tractors we had in the past with Michelin seemed to slip and slide about worse in snow and ice than same tractor with trelleborg. Are you saying you've seen the same characteristics?
 

Finn farmer

Member
Interesting comment...we've often thought it seemed like tractors we had in the past with Michelin seemed to slip and slide about worse in snow and ice than same tractor with trelleborg. Are you saying you've seen the same characteristics?
Michelin is dangerous on icy roads, Trelleborg Tm800's handle the same roads very well and i've never felt scared with them. Snow contractors have gone for Nokian, Bkt or Trelleborg, they say that all the money they get goes to buying new mailboxes for people when plowing snow with Michelin. :facepalm:
 

Deerefarmer

Member
Location
USA
Michelin is dangerous on icy roads, Trelleborg Tm800's handle the same roads very well and i've never felt scared with them. Snow contractors have gone for Nokian, Bkt or Trelleborg, they say that all the money they get goes to buying new mailboxes for people when plowing snow with Michelin. :facepalm:
Very interesting. Friend of mine has 2 tractors on snow clearing contract ,one on trelleborgs and the other (same model) on Michelin, he called me after the last snow to see if I thought his fwd ratio was off. Said the one tractor (michelins)was helpless to the point he was questioning whether ratio was wrong.
We were leaning towards the tires being the culprit so hearing it from someone else with experience is very enlightening
 

Finn farmer

Member
Seems this one is turning into the Michelin bashing thread. Maybe we should get it merged with the Trelleborg badging thread.
Michelin is good when the roads aren't frozen, no question about that. Current set has been driven for over 4000h and we're probably swapping them out in next 4 months. Michelins on Case. And yes, they've been slippery from new. :ROFLMAO:

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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