Michelin debuts new material handling tire

March 2, 2011

Michelin Earthmover and Industrial Tires has launched the Michelin XZR tire for airport ground support vehicles, lift trucks and street sweepers.

The XZR tire provides increased operator comfort, speed capability and traction compared to the current Michelin offering for these applications.

“Our customers need a tire in these applications that lowers their total cost of ownership,” says Roger Lucas, vice president of sales and marketing. “The XZR meets that need with its robust casing and tread features, providing long life and damage protection to keep the equipment up and running.”

The Michelin XZR tire is engineered for cooler running due to its tread pattern, specialized rubber compounds and radial design, allowing equipment to operate at speeds up to 31 mph (50kmh). With the grip of the multi-block tread pattern, high lug ratio and large optimized contact area, the XZR tire offers traction and stability for year-round use. The tread pattern and its compounding are also designed to maximize tire life and minimize irregular wear.

The tire is available in two sizes: 6.00R9 and 7.00R12.

The XZR tire is guaranteed under both the Michelin 90-day and six-month guarantees. If the customer is not completely satisfied with the tires within 90 days, Michelin will replace the tires for free.

The six-month guarantee reflects the ability of the tire to resist damage and flats, says the company. If an XZR tire goes flat within the first six months, Michelin will cover the repair charges.

For more information, see the company’s Web site at www.michelinearthmover.com.