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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 9:18 pm 
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Had the Michelin Man out this week to look at some tyres.
Any way he was telling us that Michelin dont recommend tyre press for its tyres now, but they measure the deflection in the tyre when fully loaded.
So we loaded the crop sprayer up with 4000l of water, fully loaded. We then measure from the ground to the centre of the hub. We then look in his book at our tyre size and it tells us how much air we should let out or put in to the tyre to get the hub to the right hight.
Some thing new we learnt this week.


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 9:36 pm 
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Had the Michelin Man out this week to look at some tyres.
Any way he was telling us that Michelin dont recommend tyre press for its tyres now, but they measure the deflection in the tyre when fully loaded.
So we loaded the crop sprayer up with 4000l of water, fully loaded. We then measure from the ground to the centre of the hub. We then look in his book at our tyre size and it tells us how much air we should let out or put in to the tyre to get the hub to the right hight.
Some thing new we learnt this week.

When the XM108 was first about, they said 3 tread bars on the concrete was right pressure. Lost count of how many people told me I had a puncture.
Did you find the Michelin Man ok or did he struggle to get out of his car?

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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 9:51 pm 
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He is the "original Michelin Man"


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 9:52 pm 
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I have used him before, very helpful, one of the better tyre men.


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 10:00 pm 
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I have used him before, very helpful, one of the better tyre men.

Yes, I think Michelin do a lot of good work at customer level. Always helpful and seem to know their stuff.

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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 10:08 pm 
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I have abused him before, very helpful, one of the better tyre men.



If that was Denny Patterson, their south & south-west rep he would of abused you :lol:


One of the old school, spades a spade man. Even brought one of their visiting head honcho's from france once, that was enlightening :D

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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 11:18 pm 
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kipper wrote:
Had the Michelin Man out this week to look at some tyres.
Any way he was telling us that Michelin dont recommend tyre press for its tyres now, but they measure the deflection in the tyre when fully loaded.


What do you have to run the tyre pressures when it's empty? :?
... or half full? :scratch:


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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 2:13 pm 
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If it's any help I've found the Michelin woman.





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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 2:32 pm 
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kipper wrote:
Had the Michelin Man out this week to look at some tyres.
Any way he was telling us that Michelin dont recommend tyre press for its tyres now, but they measure the deflection in the tyre when fully loaded.


What do you have to run the tyre pressures when it's empty? :?
... or half full? :scratch:



I think you are missing the point, It is no different to running the tyre at a known presser.
If you are running half full you can pump the tyres up to the recommend hight.

You sound like a cow farmer, what to you lube your bearings? string and cow muck?


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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 3:37 pm 
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kipper wrote:
The Squire wrote:
kipper wrote:
Had the Michelin Man out this week to look at some tyres.
Any way he was telling us that Michelin dont recommend tyre press for its tyres now, but they measure the deflection in the tyre when fully loaded.


What do you have to run the tyre pressures when it's empty? :?
... or half full? :scratch:



I think you are missing the point, It is no different to running the tyre at a known presser.
If you are running half full you can pump the tyres up to the recommend hight.

You sound like a cow farmer, what to you lube your bearings? string and cow muck?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :D :D :D :D :D

LM Loves this :thumleft:

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If it's any help I've found the Michelin woman.

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Beth Ditto is awesome!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn043ArR98M
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 11:50 pm 
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kipper wrote:
The Squire wrote:
kipper wrote:
Had the Michelin Man out this week to look at some tyres.
Any way he was telling us that Michelin dont recommend tyre press for its tyres now, but they measure the deflection in the tyre when fully loaded.


What do you have to run the tyre pressures when it's empty? :?
... or half full? :scratch:



I think you are missing the point, It is no different to running the tyre at a known presser.
If you are running half full you can pump the tyres up to the recommend hight.

You sound like a cow farmer, what to you lube your bearings? string and cow muck?



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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 7:17 am 
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If it's any help I've found the Michelin woman.





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I'd inflate her with my high pressure probe...................... :roll:

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Coltheox wrote:
Flintstone wrote:
If it's any help I've found the Michelin woman.





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I'd inflate her with my high pressure probe...................... :roll:

More like a chunk of lay-flat hose...

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Lord Muck wrote:
Coltheox wrote:
Flintstone wrote:
If it's any help I've found the Michelin woman.





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I'd inflate her with my high pressure probe...................... :roll:

More like a chunk of lay-flat hose...


Anything that's to hand........................ :D

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