Michelin rolls out new earthmover tire

March 18, 2002

The Michelin 59/80R63 XDR radial tire stands more than 13 feet tall and is designed for trucks operating in large surface mines.

Michelin North America Inc. will introduce two versions of the tire: one with extra-deep E4 tread for harsh conditions and the other for high-speed use.

It is OE on the Caterpillar 797B, a mining truck with a maximum payload of 400 tons, and is the latest addition to Michelin's four-year-old XDR OTR tire line.