10 years of MICHELIN Ultraflex Technology
A decade of low-pressure tires offering productivity gains and soil protection at every stage of the crop cycle
At a time when university researchers are busy evaluating the yield and productivity gains achieved with farming practices that are gentle on the soil, Michelin is celebrating the 10th anniversary of MICHELIN Ultraflex Technology, a breakthrough innovation allowing agricultural tires to work at low pressure to improve soil protection and thereby boost crop yields.
MICHELIN Ultraflex Technology provides a response to the dual challenge of supporting developments in farm machinery to enhance productivity while also preserving the soil. Michelin provides a range of IF, VF and now standard class MICHELIN Ultraflex Technology tires covering every stage of the crop cycle.
A recent study has shown that annual productivity gain are up to 4 %. In this case scenario, the return on investment with MICHELIN Ultraflex Technology tires can exceed 24% because crop yields improve when soil is less compacted. Capable of operating at low pressure while supporting more load and more speed, they also offer better traction, which in turn improves productivity in the field.