RG Contracting switches to Michelin tractor tyres

Scottish farming business, RG Contracting has announced plans to move its entire fleet onto Michelin XeoBib agricultural tyres – having been impressed with the fitments specified on nine new John Deere tractors.

A firm that spends a lot of time transferring heavy silage and slurry machinery from its Port William base, in Dumfries and Galloway, to sites as far as 200 miles away, RG Contracting was seeking a tyre that was both durable on the road and effective in the field.

Owner Russell Gaw specified the Michelin Ultraflex Technology tyres on nine new John Deere 6145R, 6175R and 6195R tractors – selecting 710/60 R42 and 600/60 R30 XeoBib fitments recommended by its local dealer.

Commenting, Gaw says “We do a lot of road and field work and the tyres have been excellent for both aspects of our operation.

“It’s the reliability of the tyre that we’re looking for when we’re out on the road, because we’re pulling slurry tankers and heavy machinery over big distances. They’ve got to have strong sidewalls to stand up to any potential damage and these do the job very well indeed.”

The XeoBib range, specifically designed for tractors between 120hp – 220hp, benefit from a large footprint which helps to reduce soil compaction, reducing rut formation. The tyre is also designed to be more fuel and time-efficient, reducing slippage to ensure more traction on soft ground than conventional tyres.

RG Contracting offers a wide range of services – including silage operations, crop and maize, slurry work, ploughing and muck spreading – to farmers and landowners throughout Scotland.