Michelin unveils advanced tires for loaders and telehandlers

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Michelin unveiled two new loader tires designed to provide improved operational efficiency at Intermat 2015 in Paris.

The XTXL E4 L4, unveiled earlier this month in France, is equipped with Michelin’s B2 technology, which reduces rim slip thanks to a new bead architecture.

B2 technology uses a 30% wider bead wire which strengthens the clamping force on the wheel and increases its contact surface with the rim, compared to the previous-generation XLDD1 tire. The tire also benefits from more solid cables, 40% increased mass of metal, 50% thicker sidewalls and a new steel belt, offering 20% increased protection against punctures in the tread area.

Meanwhile, the Bibload, which took its bow at the industrial showcase event, is designed for backhoe loaders, telehandlers and compact loaders, and features a diamond-shaped tread block with seven sides and 12 distinct bevelled edges. This means that whatever the direction of the compact loader, the tread block is always in the right position for efficient working. Stability is constant and uniform, and available through 360°.

28 April, 2015 

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