Testimonial on the use of VX-Tractor tyres after 2000 hours of intensive use

Testimony of Philippe BERTRAND on the reduction of tractor tyre wear after 2000 hours of intensive use.

Bertrand TP - Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - FRANCE

Philippe BERTRAND:
  • It’s been almost 2 years since we equipped the tractor with VX-Tractor tyres.
  • My use of the tractor is mostly for transport with trailers, we load them up enormously.
  • These tyres are half worn after 2000 hours.
  • The previous tyres had to be changed after 2000 hours, whereas with these tyres they are half worn but still in good shape. They are really doing very very well.
  • We demand a lot from them with the terrain, the load, the bends, the ground traction.
    We’re always on the tarmac, on hard surfaces so we are really happy!!
  • On the road, there is almost no pitching.
  • The tyres are barely showing signs of wear despite the harsh conditions.
  • Bridgestone is providing great follow-up, with our adviser checking in regularly.
  • He comes by regularly to measure the tyres and we have a very interesting dialogue going. We can talk about the use of the tyres and how they react. We can reach him by phone without any difficulty.
  • I have already recommended these tyres to my colleagues and friends.
  • I was a little hesitant to start with, I didn’t know how they would work out. But now no worries, I would take the same again straight away.
Bridgestone technician:
  • It’s been 2 years now since these tyres were put on.
  • We are talking about extremely intensive use for tyres which are originally destined for agricultural purposes.
  • 95% road use in extreme transport conditions.
  • They have done 2000 hours and according to the measurements half of the rubber has been worn.
  • So an expected lifespan of around 4000 hours.
    Which is well beyond what was done with the user’s previous tyres.
  • This is far more than what we guarantee, which is 20% more than the previous tyres.
  • So our job has been done.


This information is intended only to make you aware of the technical and functional aspects of agricultural tires and their use. It does not allow you to make a judgment or a definitive conclusion on a given problem. Only your agricultural tire expert is able to make a technical assessment and take a final decision, case by case.

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