Two New Tires Complete Michelin's Xtra Load OTR Line
Two newly introduced OTR tires complete Michelin North America Inc.'s Xtra Load line and give equipment operators more load carrying capacity and extra distance-per-hour.
The Michelin Xtra Load Protect is designed for hard, sharp and abrasive surfaces, "where the priority is protection and damage resistance - conditions often found in quarries and construction sites," according to Michelin officials.
The tire provides enhanced tread life, greater volume of tread rubber and improved distribution across its contact patch, among other benefits. Its interlocking blocks "and improved heat dissipation yield a cooler-running tire that allows increased speeds. Corrosion-proof cables within the tire structure increase aggression resistance."
The Michelin Xtra Load Grip is engineered to provide optimal traction on slippery slopes and inclines, according to Michelin officials. The tire features 30% more biting lug edges for improved braking, cornering and acceleration while operating on loose surfaces. It also contains more rubber in its contact patch and other features.
The Xtra Load series is available in sizes 18.00R33 and 24.00R35.