STOKE-ON-TRENT, England—Michelin's agricultural and earthmover divisions have gained partner-level supplier status at John Deere, the firm's highest supplier rating.
The farm machinery maker also awarded Michelin a supplier innovation award for its development of the Michelin X Tweel Turf.
In 2014, French group announced a deal to equip John Deere's Ztrak 900 commercial mowers with the Michelin X Tweel Turf as OE.
The deal signals further progress by Michelin in the development and supply of tires for heavy-duty applications, such as agriculture and construction.
JCB recently agreed an international deal with Michelin to fit its new BibLoad Hard Surface tires as OE across its range of loadalls, telehandlers and backhoe loaders.
A key selling point for JCB with high levels of damage resistance and impressive handling on rugged surfaces, according to a Michelin press release.