Michelin North America Inc. has expanded its Tweel offerings, with three new turf tire products, and two Tweels for utility terrain vehicle (UTV) fitments.
Three of the new Tweels feature 5-4.5 inch bolt-pattern configurations.
- 24-inch turf size for zero-turn radius (ZTR) mowers with 5-4.5 inch bolt-pattern hubs;
- 26-inch turf size for ZTR mowers with 5-4.5 inch bolt-pattern hubs; and
- 13-inch ZTR caster design with improved performance and stability
“Michelin is listening and responding to customer requests," says Olivier Brauen, vice president of Michelin Tweel Technologies. "With the 5-4.5 inch bolt-pattern hub configuration comprising over half of the total commercial ZTR market, Michelin responded."
Operators of Gravely, Ferris, Kubota and Grasshopper ZTR mowers with 24-inch, 5-4.5 inch bolt-pattern rear tire/wheels will be able to buy the Michelin X Tweel turf tire for their commercial mowers in limited quantities by the end of 2018.
Available as an aftermarket product through Sunbelt Outdoor Products and ANI Products, the 24-inch, 5-4.5 inch bolt-pattern black hub version will fit the Gravely PRO-TURN 100, 200 and 400 Series; Ferris IS2600Z series and F210Z models; Kubota Z725 and Z726 models; and Grasshopper M1 MidMount 200, 300 & 400 Series and FrontMount 900 Series.
The 26-inch, 5-4.5inch bolt-pattern Michelin X Tweel turf tire is available as an airless rear solution for Kubota, eXmark, Ferris and Bad Boy commercial ZTR mowers. It's available online from Michelin, as well as through Sunbelt Outdoor Products and ANI Products. The 26-inch, 5-4.5 inch bolt-pattern black hub version will fit Kubota ZD1211, ZD1511 and ZG326 models; eXmark Lazer Z Diesel; Ferris F320Z and IS3200Z models; and Bad Boy 1500 Diesel mowers.
The redesigned Michelin X Tweel turf Caster is available following numerous customer requests. Available in the 13x6.5N6 size, the new configuration is designed to provide enhanced performance and more stability with its flat, smooth design, fitting a larger range of mowers than the current ribbed version. UTV products
Michelin is also unveiling two utility off-highway Tweel tires:
- 26-inch UTV 5-4.5 inch bolt-pattern hub for John Deere Gator UTVs and Argo XTVs; and
- 26-inch UTV 4-110 mm bolt-pattern for several Honda, Kubota, Yamaha and Argo ATVs and UTVs.
The Michelin X Tweel UTV 26x9N14 airless radial tire with 5-4.5 inch and 4-110 mm bolt-patterns is designed for use on ATVs and UTVs. With a 50-mph speed rating at a maximum gross vehicle weight of 2,860 pounds, the 26-inch UTV tire will be available in limited quantities by the end of 2018 for a variety of machines, including:
- John Deere Gator XUVs;
- Honda Pioneer and ATVs;
- Kubota RTV 900;
- Yamaha Viking; and
- Argo XTVs and ATVs
“Our production facility is primed for increasing our portfolio and has been manufacturing these new products for customers to boost their productivity and bottom line,” says Brauen.
For more information on the Michelin Tweel, visit www.michelintweel.com.