A study* by Harper Adams University proves benefits of MICHELIN ULTRAFLEX TECHNOLOGY
An independent study* by the British University of Harper Adams University estimate a cost of more than US $ 1.2 billion per year caused by soil compaction in Great Britain. According to the university, the increase of a crop yield is 4% when all machines involved in the operation (tractors, sprayers, harvesters etc.) have radial tires replaced by tires with MICHELIN Ultraflex IF technology (Increased Flexion) and VF (Very High Flexion).
If we reflect this study to the Brazilian reality, we can say that a producer of 2,000 ha gets an average soybean yield of 3,120 kg / ha (52 sacks / ha).
With a 4% increase in productivity, considering the price of the bag of 60 kg of soybeans to R$ 72.00 (*), there is a real gain of approximately R$ 300,000.00 per season, explains Christian Mendonça, Director of Trade and Marketing of Agricultural tires of Michelin South America.
MICHELIN and Harper Adams Univertsity signed an agreement to continue this experiment until 2018, with the possibility of bringing the study to other sites, such as South America.
(*) Month quotation of August in Paraná
MICHELIN ULTRAFLEX technology
Beyond the radial agricultural tires, Michelin brings to market the Ultraflex Technology, an innovation in agricultural tires, thanks to its ability to work at low pressure, less compact the soil and get better agricultural income. The MICHELIN Ultraflex technology responds to a double challenge: keep pace with the development of agricultural machinery to improve productivity and, at the same time, protecting the soil.
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