Michelin Cerexbib 2: Review & Rating
Michelin North America Inc. launched the 2nd-Gen of its CerexBIB tire (low-ground-pressure combine/harvester), the CerexBIB 2 at GruposPancho Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa in August 2018. The French tire manufacturer claims the product offers the most remarkable load capacity/lowest-ground-pressure compared to its competitors. In fact, the need to engineer this model stems from the escalating usage of bigger combines on farms across North America.
Therefore, the second largest global tire manufacturer is rolling out the latest offering in 7 rear-axle and 9 front-axle sizes. This is because the farmers of 2018 are using progressively larger machinery, though they ought to manage both soil compaction as well as the load capacity. Michelin’s CerexBIB 2, courtesy of being air-systems ready, offers a practical solution that addresses such performance challenges. The tire tread is crafted to improve safety, save fuel, and enhance traction. These are significant benefits for farmers looking to attain less soil compaction and shallower ruts when harvesting the crops.
The Clermont-Ferrand based Michelin is committed to the betterment of sustainable mobility. Therefore, it manufactures tires for every kind of vehicle, including earthmovers, airplanes, bicycles, motorcycles, farm equipment, automobiles, and heavy-duty trucks. The company has gained a long-standing repute for engineering innovative and durable premium tires. Michelin North America operates 19 major manufacturing plants across NorthAmerica and is ranked 2018’s Best Large Employers in America by Forbes.
• The CerexBIB 2 tire model is created with Michelin’s UltraflexVF (very high flexion) and IF (increased flexion) technology, which provides premium load capacity in its class, ultra-low ground pressure and extremely high levels of field traction.
• The CerexBIB 2 tire deliver up to 10% fuel savings, and also potentially contributes to augment crop yields.
• The tire offers up to 15% footprint on the fields compared to IF CFO Michelin Cerexbib and up to 35% compared to Michelin Megaxbib.
• The tire is specifically designed for harvesting machines and offers better flotation, traction, soil protection alongside less compaction.
• As of September 2018, agricultural buyers haven’t accumulated much mileage to offer concrete cons of the Michelin Cerexbib 2.
As stated earlier, farmers today are using increasingly bigger machines to operate at high-load capacities while sustaining low field pressures in the field. The Michelin Cerexbib 2 with VF and IF CFO+ designations inventively push the pressure limits and load for combine-harvesters and other huge harvesting equipment.
Moreover, Michelin’s CFO+ technology provides a 2nd and lower 6 mph (miles-per-hour) cyclic loading table apart from the standardized CFO of one 10 mph (miles-per-hour) cyclic loading table. It essentially means that farmers may earn about a 10% benefit in load-carrying capability at the same pressure. Alternatively, they also have the option of maintaining the same load at relatively lower pressures to enhance traction and floatation, while reducing soil compaction.
The manufacturer has created and tested the Cerexbib 2 innovations in conjunction with preeminent equipment manufacturers. This CTIS-enabled tire model is crafted to secure optimized harvest time irrespective of the soil conditions and extends up to 35% more load capacity at the same pressure than its leading competitors. In fact, the CerexBIB 2 can run as low as 17 PSI while sustaining a load of 21,740 lbs.
The CerexBIB 2 is available in 9 front-sizes and 7 rear sizes. Thefront-sizes are:
The CerexBIB 2 rear-sizes are:
Michelin stands behind all its tires. All of them are sold with a limited treadwear warranty. It covers defects in materials and workmanship for six years from the purchasing date, or the functional life of the original usable tread, whichever comes first. The “life of the original usable tread” indicates the tread worn down which is 2/32NDS of an inch of the remaining tread. Moreover, uneven wear is classified as a tread groove divergence of 2/32NDS of 1” or more across the tread’s face on the same tire.
The Warranty Exclusions
Michelin’s warranty does not cover tires damaged due to:
• Road hazards such as snags, cuts, bruises, punctures, or impact damage
• Improper tire mounting or repair, and wheel imbalance
• Improper maintenance, misapplication, under-inflation, racing, and over-inflation
• Uneven wear caused by vehicle’s mechanical irregularity such as wheel misalignment
• Accident, chemical corrosion, fire, vandalism, or tire alteration
• Flat spotting courtesy of brake-lock or improper storage
• The addition of solid, liquid, or gaseous materials other than carbon dioxide, air, or nitrogen
• Using Michelin tires,notby the safety and maintenance information prescribed in the owner’s manual
Michelin North America Inc. launched the 2nd-Gen of its CerexBIB tire (low-ground-pressure combine/harvester), the CerexBIB 2 at GruposPancho Farm Progress Show in August 2018.
The model is created with Michelin’s Ultraflex VF and IF technology, which extends premium load capacity in its class, ultra-low ground pressure and extremely high levels of field traction. Moreover, these tires, due to being air-systems ready, offer a practical solution that addresses today’s farming performance challenges.
Furthermore, the tire tread is crafted to improve safety, save fuel, and enhance traction. These are compelling benefits for farmers looking to attain less soil compaction and shallower ruts when harvesting the crops. Lastly, the CerexBIB 2 tire deliver up to 10% fuel savings, and also potentially contributes to augment crop yields.