Cockburnspath-based R&C Crichton has become the first farmer in Scotland to specify Michelin’s new RoadBib tyres – designed to provide high performance, longevity and traction on 200+hp machines used intensively on the road.
Jamie Crichton specified the new tyres for his high-spec JCB Fastrac 4220 after hearing positive reports from one of the contractors involved in pre-launch testing for Michelin.
Commenting Crichton says: “Michelin has clearly invested heavily in manufacturing an all-new generation of tyres which are unlike anything we’ve seen on a Fastrac before. Being brand new we presumed they’d cost us a fortune, so we were delighted to find they were pretty much the same price as everything else.
“First impressions are very positive. They certainly look like they are built for longevity and road comfort is noticeably improved. It’s just going to take some time to get used to seeing my Fastrac without lugged tyres!”
The Fastrac supports two small family farms, planting and hauling around 5,000 tonnes of swede each year. It is also used for local agricultural contracting work, and for special projects in a nearby cement works – with a 60/40 split between road and field work.
For more information about the range of Michelin farm tyres available visit http://agricultural.michelin.co.uk