Michelin North America, Inc., has introduced the Michelin XD Mineworks, a new 49-inch tire for 100-ton mining and quarry dump trucks. The tire is available in size 27.00R49 and completes the company's 49-inch OTR tire portfolio.
"Utilizing the latest mining tire design principles, the tire incorporates advanced casing and high-wear resistance compound technologies for surface mining tires to handle heavy loads at lower pressure and is designed for good balance" between ton-miles-per-hour and wear resistance, say Michelin officials.
"Thanks to tough cables and innovative architecture, the Michelin XD Mineworks tire allows operators to run with less pressure... which can deliver big benefits for the operator and the equipment. The non-directional, 66.0 mm tread - designed for minimal rotation - minimizes stone retention.
"This tire has the same Michelin manufacturing warranty as all Michelin mining tires."