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

Analysis of on-site conditions

Analysing the operating conditions on a site

Haul Road maintenance audit

Analysing the operating conditions

Tyre life is very much dependent on the condition of haul roads and how they are maintained as well as the condition of the work sites in general (presence of stones, ruts and/or undulations, efficiency of drainage, etc.). This is why Michelin technicians all possess the expertise to:

  • carry out site audits assessing general maintenance of haul roads and loading/unloading areas;
  • suggest improvement areas.

Analysis of haul roads and transport cycles

As a site evolves it is natural for profile of the haul roads to change in order to maximise productivity. At the same time it is important to consider the impact of the profile (slopes, cambers, curve radii, etc.) on tyre life.

This is why Michelin technicians are able to carry out complete site audits, during which different parameters on the vehicles are analysed; for example, acceleration, cornering speeds, braking points (frequency, duration, power), etc.

This analysis, performed using specific software coupled to a GPS device, enables them to recommend improvements to track profiles, maximum speeds at various points (according to machine and/or load), etc.

MICHELIN XMINE D2 LOADER CAT 988G - MICHELIN X-QUARRY DUMPER CAT 971 - Loire - France

Check on truck loading (weighing and centring of loads)

Depending on the density of the materials transported, completely filling a loader bucket or a dumper truck may result in the machines working overloaded.
Similarly, uneven loading of a dumper truck results in overloading on one side, concentrated on certain tyres.
Weighing the trucks and loaders regularly (or routinely when working with high density materials) means that loading can be optimised and controlled.

By 3D modelling of the loading of a dumper truck (by passing the truck under a laser camera), we can assess any improvement to be made in the centring of loads.

Michelin technicians can carry out very precise loading checks, or recommend companies who can perform these studies.

Measuring the Carbon footprint of your MICHELIN tyres

Very often, invitations to tender for major Civil Engineering or construction projects include an environmental section in which the Carbon footprint is one of the major aspects.

The tyres on your machines are part of this carbon footprint; Michelin have a tool which, by measuring parameters such as the nominal load of machines, the profile of the haul roads (rises, descents, curves, etc.) and the traffic cycles (acceleration, braking, etc.), can calculate the carbon footprint of your tyres.


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