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Michelin Introduces Next Generation of its Skid Steer Tweel®


Greenville, SC, July 16, 2019

Making its North American debut at Ag in Motion in Saskatchewan, the MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® SSL™ 2 AT and HST 12N16.5 ─ the airless tire solution for skid steers ─ will launch the new version of its award-winning airless radial tire in both an all-terrain (AT) and a hard-surface version (HST). Available Aug. 1 in the United States and Canada, this is Michelin’s first embedded 8-bolt hub that is interlocked mechanically to increase durability.

The TWEEL® SSL 2 is designed with:

  • Improved shear beam construction that maximizes core life.1
  • New spoke formulation provides up to 10 times greater spoke life.2
  • Maximum load of 4,400 pounds.

The TWEEL offers the advantages of no maintenance, no compromise and no downtime. The X TWEEL SSL requires no air, thereby eliminating the risk of a flat tire, allowing users to stay in operation with limited downtime to maximize profitability. The X TWEEL SSL also delivers the advantages of easy mounting, damage resistance, exceptional operator comfort, reduced operator fatigue, improved productivity and longer wear life than standard pneumatic tires.

The MICHELIN 12N16.5 X TWEEL SSL HST 2 is constructed with a 48/32nd-inch tread depth with 8/32nd-inch of undertread. The MICHELIN 12N16.5 X TWEEL SSL AT 2 is constructed with a 31/32nd-inch tread depth with 12/32nd-inch of undertread. The outer core tread can be retreaded multiple times for an effective overall cost of ownership. These new products come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. For more information on MICHELIN X TWEEL, visit www.michelintweel.com.

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. The Company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires. 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 more than 20,000 people and operates 19 major manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Canada. Forbes magazine ranked Michelin No. 1 on its annual survey of “Best Large Employers in America” in 2018. Learn more about purpose-driven careers with a purpose-driven company at jobs.michelinman.com.

(1) Based on an internal drum endurance test comparing the MICHELIN X Tweel SSL and the MICHELIN X Tweel SSL 2. Actual results may vary.

(2) Based on commissioned third-party testing of crack growth under fully relaxing conditions, comparing the crack growth rate of the MICHELIN X Tweel SSL and the MICHELIN X Tweel SSL 2. Actual results may vary.

Contact:

Mary Ann Kotlarich
Michelin North America
864-458-4884
Email: Mary-ann.kotlarich@michelin.com | http://michelinmedia.com