John Deere will be showing off a new kind of tyre at the Saltex 2018 exhibition.

It claims the Michelin X Tweel Turf airless radial tyre means customers may never need to buy rear tyres for their zero-turn mowers again.

It says that, unlike traditional pneumatic tyres, the Michelin X Tweel Turf virtually eliminates tyre downtime and is nearly maintenance free.

It has the same dimensions and bolt pattern as a standard tyre but uses automotive rubber technology that allows the tread to last up to three times longer. The Tweel also reduces ground compaction and increases ride quality, which is enhanced by the mower's new ComfortGlide seat.

A new Z994R mower equipped with X Tweel Turf tyres makes its UK & Ireland debut on the John Deere stand (E080) at SALTEX 2018 at the NEC, Birmingham in from 31 October ' 1 November, alongside the company's latest compact tractor and lawn tractor developments.

The tyres will be available in Europe from 2019 exclusively on John Deere's ZTrak 900 Series commercial zero-turn rotary mowers

The Z994R mower is designed to cater for working in restricted spaces. It features a powerful 25hp (18.4kW) diesel engine together with a heavy-duty frame and a belt-driven deck for optimum power efficiency. High output is further achieved by the 137cm (54in) 7-Iron PRO side-discharge rotary mower deck.

And a top-of-the -ange 4066R compact tractor can also be seen for the first time equipped with a StarFire satellite receiver and AutoTrac Universal automatic steering system.

Having been developed for agricultural use, this is now being made available on the company's compact tractor range to help operators achieve higher levels of accuracy and input cost savings when working with implements such as amenity turf sprayers and spreaders.