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

Underground mining

The market

Machines are faced with the most extreme working conditions in underground mines. The risks to both man and machine render the work very difficult. To stand up to fallen rock debris, flooding and heat encountered in the extraction of minerals, tyres must be 100% reliable in the most testing conditions. They also have to be able to withstand greater loads to keep pace with the increased productivity demanded.

In such an environment, the immobilisation of a machine has critical consequences. The time it takes to replace a tyre in an underground mine may result in the loss of half a day’s production or more. Mindful of these demands, Michelin have developed a hi-tech tyre range, capable of greater resistance to these various stresses and strains and carrying even more load.

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