Michelin Adds Underground/Quarry Tire to OTR Line
Michelin North America Inc. has added the Michelin X Mine D2 Extra Load L5 to its line of mining tires. The new product is available in size 35/65R33.
The Michelin X Mine D2 Extra Load L5 has been designed for quarry and underground mining applications and can "withstand the most aggressive mining environments and has the capacity to carry heavier loads," according to Michelin officials.
“Michelin is extremely proud of this tire because of the increased benefit it offers our customers,” says Sarah Robinson, segment manager of mining for Michelin North America.
“The new X Mine D2 Extra Load tire improves upon the well-regarded and trusted X Mine D2 tire, as it increases the load capacity by 16%," from 30.86 U.S. tons to 35.82 tons.
"In harsh mining environments, tires are often removed before their maximum life cycle due to damage," according to Michelin officials.
"The Michelin X Mine D2 Extra Load tire utilizes innovative new plies in the sidewall that keep sidewall injuries from spreading and prevent rock cuts from penetrating the sidewall. Combined with the heavier cables at the crown, the Michelin X Mine D2 Extra Load tire delivers better aggression resistance, allowing sites to maximize tire life."
“A new bead design enhances the strength of the bead zone,” adds Robinson. “Combined with stronger cables for a more robust architecture, the Michelin X Mine D2 Extra Load tire increases both efficiency and yield in mining operations for our customers, allowing for more material to be extracted in the same amount of time previously necessary.”