World’s largest tractor tyre is Michelin’s
Michelin has unveiled the world’s largest tractor tyre – the AxioBib IF900/65R46.
It has been developed for machines like the New Holland T9 and Deutz Fahr Series 11 tractors with their 350 to 440 horsepower and Krone’s next generation combine harvester with its power output of more than 1,100 horsepower, according to a media report.
The tyre is 2.32 meters high and 900 millimeters wide, and has a per-tyre load capacity of 10,600 kilograms and a maximum speed of 65 km/h. The Michelin AxioBib IF900/65R46 provides more traction.
The oversize lugs and wide tread band transmit all of the tractor’s power to the ground. It is also more flexible. Thanks to Michelin Ultraflex Technology, the sidewalls increase the tyre’s footprint, thus protecting the soil.