Michelin Unveils XDR2 Tire
March 22, 2011 – Michelin Earthmover at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2011 unveiled the Michelin XDR2 tire for severe mining and quarry applications.The tire – designed for rigid dump trucks – offers up to 20 percent more tread life than its predecessor, the Michelin XDR tire. The XDR2 tire is available in a 27R49 size. Additional sizes will be available later in the year. “The best has gotten better,” said Luc Minguet, president of Michelin Earthmover Tires worldwide. “The XDR tire is the benchmark on haul trucks in quarries around the world, and has been for many years. This new XDR2 tire builds on that foundation to deliver even more productivity, better performance and unquestioned value, all leading to a lower total cost of tire operation.” In addition to the increased tread life, the XDR2 tire also delivers up to a 10 percent thicker undertread between the protective plies and tread base for better cut and impact resistance, according to the company. With a new self-cleaning tread pattern, the XDR2 tire combines full-depth blocks, a 13 percent larger central lug (compared to XDR tire) and the new non-directional design to provide increased protection against aggressions and cut separations. The evolving tread design provides an increased contact patch as the tire wears, while sculptured cooling vents help keep running temperatures low.
Published: Tuesday, 22 March 2011 17:53
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