Machines are faced with the most extreme working conditions in underground mines. The risks to both man and machine make the work very difficult. To stand up to fallen rock debris, flooding and heat encountered in the extraction of minerals, tires must be 100% reliable in the most taxing conditions. They also have to be able to withstand greater loads to keep pace with the increased productivity demanded.
In such an environment, the immobilization of a machine has critical consequences. The time it takes to replace a tire in an underground mine may result in the loss of half a day’s production or more. Mindful of these demands, Michelin has developed a hi-tech tire range, capable of greater resistance to these various stresses and strains and carrying even more load.Discover our complete range of earthmover tires