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Michelin’s Airless Radial Golf Cart Tire Now Offers More Comfortable Ride


ORLANDO, Florida., January 29, 2020

Michelin North America, Inc., has introduced the MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® TURF Comfort for golf carts and stand-on mowers, providing a new option for owners who want a smooth ride on dependable, worry-free tires.

This version of Michelin’s airless radial tire-wheel assembly replaces the standard 18X8.5N10 front and rear tire and wheel for gas- or electric-powered golf cart users.

"Michelin developed the new Comfort version based on direct feedback from our customers," said Justin Brock, senior marketing manager, Michelin North America. "This version will allow them to enjoy all the benefits of the current Tweel with improved comfort and traction. This product will replace the current aesthetic version in our portfolio. We will continue to manufacture the utility version for utility golf carts that demand higher load capacity."

The product can be purchased from the Michelin dealer network, through the Nivel partner golf dealer network, or via direct, online ordering, which makes it easy to obtain.

The new design includes a softer shearbeam construction, which reduces stiffness and improves ride comfort. A longer contact patch gives the tire better traction on flat surfaces and slopes. Lower ground pressure reduces turf damage. The wheel has a four-bolt pattern with a -0.4-inch offset and a black center hub. The Comfort can also be used on stand-on mowers that use an 18x8.5N10 size tire.

Because the X TWEEL TURF has no air, it cannot go flat, eliminating the need to maintain air pressure. It’s constructed with high-strength poly-resin spokes that carry the load and create suspension-like characteristics for the golf cart. This structure absorbs impact and reduces bounce for improved operator comfort.

The tire boasts a durable, multi-directional tread that provides long wear life. It has a maximum speed of 25 mph and a maximum load of 529 pounds.

About MICHELIN NORTH AMERICA

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. Michelin also offers a full range of innovative services and solutions that help make mobility safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly. To create unique mobility experiences, Michelin publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America employs more than 20,000 people and operates 19 major manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Canada.

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Mary Ann Kotlarich
Michelin North America
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