A new line up of high-quality tire tubes for agricultural, implement and compact line equipment has been introduced by Michelin North America. The tubes, which are designed to fit all tires, are made of 100% butyl rubber and can prevent splitting or puncture after installation.
Many farmers fill their tubes with fluid to increase equipment weight in order to minimize slip and ultimately gain traction. Adding ballast to a tractor enables farmers to customize the weight of their machines, depending on the application, which in turn allows them to maximize the tractor’s horsepower. However, some of the liquid ballast used by farmers can be corrosive to the tire, and, as a result, may leak into the wheel.
The butyl rubber construction of the Michelin tubes provides an airtight seal to defend against the numerous corrosive liquid ballast options available on the market today. With a lower quality tube, there is a risk of these chemicals leaking out into the air chamber of the tire and damaging the wheel.
In addition the tubes can help extend the life of farm tires. If a tire is punctured or otherwise damaged during the season, a tube can be installed as a temporary measure until the tire can be replaced.
March 11, 2015