GREENVILLE, S.C., Jan. 14, 2020 — With an off-road legacy traced to motorsports and desert racing, BFGoodrich® commercial tires now brings the brand’s legendary performance, durability and resilience to the farm with the launch of a new long-wearing, robust agricultural implement tire — the BFGOODRICH® Implement Control — to help American farmers protect soil quality and maximize yields. Entirely American made, the tire is designed for pull-behind farming implements and tillage applications to handle heavy loads.
“BFGoodrich, one of the original U.S. tire brands, has 115 years of proven performance in North America. We are now adding farm tires to the portfolio with technology that will protect crops and the bottom line,” said David Graden, agriculture operational marketing manager for Michelin North America, parent company of BFGoodrich Tires brand.
The new BFGoodrich Implement Control is a low-pressure, high-flexion IF tire designed to carry 20% more weight at the same pressure as a standard radial tire. This new premium implement farm tire includes additional features such as:
- a renowned damage-resistant off-road casing that allows the tire to withstand rough impacts and endure a high load capacity;
- a high-performing, tough tread pattern that utilizes innovative rubber compounds to fight against stubble wear and tear;
- a large footprint that reduces soil compaction and increases yield;
- and a flexible sidewall that allows for optimized performance for traction in the field and long wear on the road.
The BFGoodrich Implement Control tire is designed to work with Central Tire Inflation Systems and is available immediately in sizes IF 320/70R15 and IF 280/70R15.
About Michelin North America
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The Company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires. In addition to tires, the Company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants. Forbes magazine has ranked Michelin No. 1 on its annual survey of “Best Large Employers in America” for 2018. Learn more about purpose-driven careers with a purpose-driven company at jobs.michelinman.com.