Michelin is supporting farmers and agricultural contractors with a free downloadable guide; ‘What You Need to Know About Agricultural Tyre Repairs’. The booklet details the essentials to be aware of before starting an agricultural tyre repair job; from when a repair should be considered, if a temporary repair is suitable and for how long, to whether to choose hot or cold vulcanising repair techniques.
Due to advances in technology, it is no longer recommended that farmers carry out their own tyre repairs, but the lack of legislation means anyone can set up a business repairing agricultural tyres, leading to huge variations in quality. The guide provides tips on how to spot the danger signs of a botched repair job, and how to get in contact with an accredited repairer you can trust.
Martyn Pointer, Commercial Director for Michelin’s agricultural division in the UK, Ireland and Nordic markets, comments: “Farm tyres represent a significant outlay and they need to deliver a long life in service. A poor-quality repair can cost dearly if it leads to additional machine downtime, and leaving a temporary repair in for too long can void your tyre warranty altogether.
Pointer continues; “We’ve created this guide so farmers and contractors have key information on tyre repair to hand, helping protect the equipment that holds up their machinery – and business.”