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MICHELIN PRESENTS THE MICHELIN X-SUPER TERRAIN + TIRE

Delivering enhanced safety, greater versatility and improved productivity: the partner to ensure success on large-scale work sites…

Key points:
Articulated dump trucks operate in difficult conditions, where tires must deliver excellent performance in terms of traction, robustness and reliability.
The new MICHELIN X-SUPER TERRAIN + tire reuses the most outstanding feature of the MICHELIN X-SUPER: its exceptional traction. To further enhance performance, the new tire also integrates Michelin’s latest technological innovations: additional reinforcements and the latest-generation C2 casing.

The use of new, more wear-resistant rubber compounds has increased tire life by up to 15%.

Surface mines, quarries and cement works, as well as infrastructure projects to build motorways, railways or dams, all have something in common. These operations are increasing in number around the world and articulated dump trucks play an essential role in their success, in all cases.

Articulated dump trucks, which can carry payloads that vary from 20 to 50 tonnes, need to be extremely adaptable, versatile and able to carry materials on sometimes difficult terrain, regardless of weather conditions.

Now, both articulated and rigid-frame dump trucks can count on an important ally: the new MICHELIN X-SUPER TERRAIN + tire, which integrates the full range of technological solutions that Michelin provides to operators working in quarries and on large-scale infrastructure projects.

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On these sites, as well as in surface mines, tires operate in extremely demanding conditions. Their durability, traction and maneuverability in all working conditions are crucial, as are the reliability and robustness of the machines they equip.

The new MICHELIN X-SUPER TERRAIN + tire offers three significant gains across the board:

  • Enhanced safety. The new MICHELIN X-SUPER TERRAIN + tire delivers enhanced safety performance thanks to its reinforced sidewalls. Unlike the previous-generation tire, the tire features a lateral scuff rib.
  • Improved profitability. The new MICHELIN X-SUPER TERRAIN + tire provides more profitability thanks to its improved resistance to cuts and scrapes and its more durable casing that, combined with a more resistant tread compound, increases the tire’s longevity. The tread of the previous-generation tire, seen as a benchmark, was maintained in the new-generation MICHELIN X-SUPER TERRAIN +. Tire pressure has been increased by 0.5 bar to limit the impact of abrasion. The new MICHELIN X-SUPER TERRAIN + tire also integrates C2 technology, which consists of a new-generation casing that reduces heat build-up on the shoulders when the tire is in use, thereby increasing tire life, thanks to the use of thicker, corrosion-resistant cables.
  • More respect for the environment. The new MICHELIN X-SUPER TERRAIN + tire was designed to optimize the amount of material needed in its manufacture, which takes place in ISO1400-certified plants whose environmental impact has been reduced by 16% since 2005. Respecting the environment also meets extending tire life. That’s why Michelin designed the new MICHELIN X-SUPER TERRAIN + tire to be fully and easily reparable and retreadable.

The new MICHELIN X-SUPER TERRAIN + tire is currently available in the market’s most popular size, 29.5 R25, as a direct replacement for the MICHELIN X-SUPER TERRAIN tire, and Michelin teams are already working to develop other tire sizes.

 

Source: http://www.michelin.com/corporate/EN

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