Michelin adds new size of its most popular surface mine tire

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After six years of development and testing, Michelin North America has introduced the Michelin XDR3 surface-mine haul tire in size 27.00 R49.

Addressing the productivity and durability issues found in today’s surface mine applications, the XDR3 is designed for rigid dump trucks with a payload capacity up to 400 tons.

It features the latest compounds and a new tread pattern. The use of corrosion-isolating cables in the tire’s architecture is an essential feature in applications where the equipment is in use for 23 hours a day on extreme terrain.

“Michelin’s most popular tire has been tested on multiple truck brands and is designed for punishing environments where the goal is safety and performance,” said Jake Thompson, Michelin North America’s B2B mining marketing manager.

“Michelin responds to customer needs by providing long-lasting, innovative products that solve their most demanding business challenges in the specific environments where they operate.”

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