Compaction Connection
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Jan 19, 2015 09:57 AM CST

Michelin threw itself an anniversary party this fall. It wanted to celebrate 10 years of making Ultraflex ag tires and invited journalists from all over the world to its the headquarters in Clermont-Ferrand, France. If Michelin hoped to plant one message in those inquiring minds, it might be something like this: Low-pressure tires "are a very versatile and cheap solution to [soil] compaction."

That quote actually came from Peter Mills, deputy vice-chancellor of Harper Adams University, which is located in the English Midlands and currently conducting a 10-year soil-compaction study. Michelin is a cosponsor of the study.

As Mills spoke ...

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