New telehandler tyres

I'm needing to reboot my jcb310s with new tyres,I'm looking at new Michelin tyres at about 3k,should I consider the semi industrial type tyre at approximately £100 / set more expensive. Are there any cheaper alternatives which offer better value for money than Michelin. I must admit the Michelin tyres currently on the shovel have worn very well and have had no punctures even thought they are only shells and on one tyre, through to the canvas
 

Crex

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Location
Innse Gall, Alba
We've just went through this process, and used Kleber, due to price. Only just went on, so don't know how they'll hold up compared to the Michelins it had on.
 
I don't know the drawbacks of semi-industrial tyres, I presume they work best on firm surfaces only so ideal for yard work. Michelin tyres on handlers I thought was the ideal match. Proper differentials on each axle also help stop scrabbling for grip.

How would the industrial tyres cope with dunging out when its concrete covered by manure/muck?
 

Classichay

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Arable Farmer
Location
The moon
I don't know the drawbacks of semi-industrial tyres, I presume they work best on firm surfaces only so ideal for yard work. Michelin tyres on handlers I thought was the ideal match. Proper differentials on each axle also help stop scrabbling for grip.

How would the industrial tyres cope with dunging out when its concrete covered by manure/muck?
local big dairy runs just those tyres on two of its telehandlers and they wear a lot better and you end up with better grip on shitty concrete and yards. Ag tyres win in the field. but in general the all terrain style tyres win and theyre harder wearing carcasses.
 

rollestonpark

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Arable Farmer
Location
Burton on trent
I've but BKT multi max MP527 460/70 R 24 IND (£550/ea) on our JCB 531/70.
It came with regular style tractor type tyres when it was new Michelins, did 1700 hours. Which I thought was terrible (wire was showing)

We really don't go offroad with the JCB except in summer when dry.
But the tyres look good and I'm happy with my choice, but would not be good in the wet or on a silage clamp.
For us that's not a problem, but otherwise I'd choose something else.
 

Wigeon

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Arable Farmer
Firestone semi industrial on jcb 536-60 here. Great on concrete, fine on grass. Cant exactly remember what we paid, but 465 each rings a bell for some reason.
 

quattro

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Location
scotland
Bibloads here grip very well loading osr which can be very greasy if it gets wet
Work well in fields but carry quite abit of mud out onto the road
Also wear very well
 

ACEngineering

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Location
Oxon
Firestone semi industrial on jcb 536-60 here. Great on concrete, fine on grass. Cant exactly remember what we paid, but 465 each rings a bell for some reason.
Firestones utility or what ever there called are crap in my opinion! There wider than equivalent so often rub arches etc on full lock or when axles oscillate.

The tread isnt very deep and after a bit of uses the tread edges wear funny and peel off the lugs.
Seen loads of handlers do it on firestones so not a one off.
 

EddieB

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Arable Farmer
Location
Staffs
Just had a set of Trelleborg on our Manitou. They were over £100 per tyre cheaper than the equivalent Michelin and only £10 more than the BKT.
 

Wesley

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Just had a set of Trelleborg on our Manitou. They were over £100 per tyre cheaper than the equivalent Michelin and only £10 more than the BKT.
Our last manitou was on Michelin, this one came on Trelleborg. Done 1500hrs so far & don’t think they’re lasting quite as well as Michelins.
 

EddieB

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Arable Farmer
Location
Staffs
Our last manitou was on Michelin, this one came on Trelleborg. Done 1500hrs so far & don’t think they’re lasting quite as well as Michelins.
I will see how ours go with interest. Only had them for a coupon weeks so too early to tell. I certainly can’t complain about the OE Michelins, I got c. 4000 hours out of them, although they were racing slicks by the end!
 

mo!

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Livestock Farmer
Location
York
We've just ordered a Manitou on BibLoads after running a set on our current machine. They certainly last longer on concrete, fine in dry fields, better on the road. Utterly useless in anything that will fill the tread and they are poor at self cleaning. The improved wear rate easily pays the uplift in price (£100 per corner).
 

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