Michelin expands Tweel airless mower tire line

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The Tweel airless radial portfolio of tires from Michelin is to expand, with the introduction of new Turf line products for the commercial zero-turn radius (ZTR) market.

Due to its unique, airless design, once fitted to a mower, the tire needs no maintenance. With no tire pressures to check and no puncture repairs to carry out, there is no need for users or owners of commercial mowers to carry around extra tool kits or spare tires.

Developed using high-performance compounds and with an efficient contact patch, the X Tweel Turf tire has a service life that is two or three times longer than a conventional pneumatic tire with an equal tread depth.

The latest tire will be available as original equipment or as an aftermarket fitment on multiple types of mowers. A 15in X Tweel Turf caster is now available for application to large diesel ZTR mowers that utilize a 26in rear drive tire. The 15x6N6 size has been designed to enhance performance and stability due to a flat, smooth tread design. It has a load capacity of 370 lb and a 16mph speed rating.

Other sizes are available including a 24x12N12 size in a 4x4in or a 5-4.5in bolt pattern, with a 750 lb load capacity.

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