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Michelin’s Technical Manager, Gordon Brookes is urging farmers to prepare for a smooth-running harvest and shares his top 10 tips for effective tyre and wheel management. “Time, weather and crop constraints make it essential that machinery is ready for use and leaving checks until the last minute can result in unexpected machine downtime,” explains Brookes, who has 28 years’ experience at Michelin under his belt. 1. Check your combine’s tyr...





Check your tyres for a reliable harvest, urges Michelin

Michelin’s Technical Manager, Gordon Brookes is urging farmers to prepare for a smooth-running harvest and shares his top 10 tips for effective tyre a...


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