Michelin Earthmover offers earthmover tyres for all types of machines: surface mining, underground mining, quarries and construction, industrial handling and port.

TK Business Model

Michelin manages your tyres

Michelin have developed a new Business Model called Tonne-Kilometre (TK) which consists of taking over management of the tyres on big mining machines  over the tyre’s entire service life. This Business Model includes the supply, delivery, fitting, removal, maintenance and repair of the tyres used in mine working and intensive advice on how tyres can play a part in maximising the mine’s production.

Payment is proportional to the tyre’s productive contribution to extraction, using the basic unit of the Tonne-Kilometre on which is applied a unit price. It is therefore a factor* which quantifies the work effectively done by the tyre over a defined  period.

Improvements in productivity gained thanks to Michelin’s involvement can be shared between the parties: the Mine, Michelin and the Service Provider.

* Invoicing by tonne-kilometre is however made possible by Michelin taking full-time control on the ground of the main quantifiable factors which have an effect on the productivity of tyres (slope, bend, width, TKPH, charge).


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