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

History

Michelin has a long history linked to innovation, always directed towards the search for solutions by creating value for our customers. MICHELIN® Earthmover tires are part of this history.

  • 1953

      First radial Industrial tire


    Radial Industrial MICHELIN tire
  • 1959

      First radial Earthmover tire


    Radial Earthmover MICHELIN tire
  • 1966

      Opening of the Vitoria factory in Spain


    Vitoria factory - Spain
  • 1970

      Opening of the Montceau-Les-Mines factory in France


    Montceau-Les-Mines factory - France
  • 1971

      Launch of the  MICHELIN®  XKD1™ range: the first range offering a choice of rubber compounds to suit the conditions of use


  • 1973

      Test center at Almeria, Spain: Opening of the first and only testing center in the world entirely dedicated to Earthmover tires


    Tests - Center at Almeria - Spain

    Center at Almeria - Spain
  • 1977

      Opening of the Puy en Velay factory, France


    Puy en Velay factory - France
  • 1980

      All Earthmover tires are radial


    Opening of the Waterville factory in Canada


  • 1988

      Broadening of our offer to meet market needs


    Broadening of our offer
  • 1992

      First 57 inch tire for loaders MICHELIN® X MINE® D2 55/80R57


    55/80R57 XMINE D2
  • 1998

      Opening of the Lexington factory in the United States

    First low profile tire to increase the speed capacities of very large dumpers


    MICHELIN low profile tire
  • 2000

      A revolutionary tire for rigid dump trucks, increasing life expectancy by 20%, the MICHELIN® XDR™


    MICHELIN XDR
  • 2001

      The biggest tire in the world: 59/80 R 63 MICHELIN® XDR™


    59/80 R 63 XDR
  • 2007

      Opening of the Campo Grande factory, Brazil

    Campo Grande factory - Brazil

      Launch of MEMS (MICHELIN Earthmover Management System), the first electronic monitoring system for Earthmover tires

    MICHELIN Earthmover Management System
  • 2009

      New tire selling concept: TM (Tons/Miles)


    TK Concept
  • 2011

      Launch of the new MICHELIN® XDR™ 2, the new reference for rigid dump trucks


    MICHELIN XDR2
  • 2012

      The “B2 technology”, a particularly sturdy bead wire, is developed for the MICHELIN® X MINE® D2


    MICHELIN XMINE D2 / B2 technology

 

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