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

The technology of MICHELIN® radial tires

Why will the radial solution save you money?

A unique structure

The MICHELIN®radial tire combines metal (or fabric plies), extending radially from one bead to the other (the casing) with a belt made up of several steel plies designed to reinforce the crown of the tire.

Sidewall and crown operate independently:

  • minimising the deformation of the contact patch;
  • improving grip and traction while slowing down the rate of wear;
  •  improves load carrying capacity thanks to its steel casing which can withstand higher inflation pressures.

The flexibility of the radial tire’s sidewalls also offers greater comfort without compromising stability and with greater resistance to stresses, strains and accidental damage.

The metallic structure of the tire’s casing plies gives greater resistance to stresses and strains than the textile plies of crossply tires.

Reduced cost of use

The radial casing allows more uniform contact with the ground, meaning that tread wear is more regular. This technology, thanks to a high quality rubber compound, improves the tire’s life expectancy in terms of wear by up to 100% compared to crossply construction. Finally, the radial tire gives proven fuel savings! Less unnecessary tire deformation saves energy.
For example, on a loader, with the MICHELIN® radial tire, you save between 6% and 11% of fuel per ton loaded on average, depending on the conditions of use, in comparison with a machine fitted with bias tires.

Comparison MICHELIN XHA2 / BIAS

Tire performance which transforms machine performance.

MICHELIN® radial technology makes Earthmover machines much more productive.

The radial tire provides the best balance of performance: load, speed, operational effectiveness of machines, tire life, operator safety…

The flexibility of the radial tire’s sidewalls gives a more comfortable ride. The radial tire also gives better traction capacity and grip, and consequently, better steering and better transmission of motive force.

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