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John Deere Offers the MICHELIN X TWEEL Turf Airless Radial Tire for Standalone Purchases

Revolutionary airless radial tire now available for purchase at local John Deere dealers

Greenville, SC, March 24, 2017

Michelin Tweel Technologies has announced the MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® TURF – the revolutionary airless radial tire that virtually eliminates tire downtime and is nearly maintenance free, is now available for standalone purchase at John Deere dealers. First launched in 2015, the MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF Airless Radial Tire, minimizes the cost and time spent on tire repairs and maintenance providing landscape contractors with significant cost savings.

"Our strong relationship with John Deere has continued to grow since 2014. With the overwhelming response for the MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF Airless Radial Tire as original equipment, we are now dedicated to expanding the supply to also make the product available as a standalone offer for their customers," said Olivier Brauen, head of Michelin Tweel Technologies. "This partnership continues to dramatically change the commercial mowing market because the tire simply won’t go flat."

When launched, the MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF Airless Radial Tire was sold exclusively for John Deere ZTrak™ 900 Series models with 54-, 60- and 72-inch deck sizes as a part of a new machine purchase. Customers will now be able to purchase the MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF product for existing ZTrak 900 Series models, providing landscape professionals greater performance, increased uptime and a lower cost of ownership.

The MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF Airless Radial Tire has the same dimensions and bolt pattern as a standard 24x12x12 tire, and features automotive rubber technology, allowing the tread to last up to three times longer than standard turf tires. The MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF Airless Radial Tire is certified for use on John Deere Z900 E, M, and R Series gas-power mowers with 54-, 60- and 72-inch decks.

About Michelin North America, Inc.

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. The company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires. Since 1989, Michelin has received 80 J.D. Power tire customer satisfaction awards – five times the number of all other tire manufacturers combined. In addition to tires, the company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America ( employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.


Mary Ann Kotlarich
Michelin North America
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