Cut- and Impact-resistant Hauler Tire
Michelin Earthmover has unveiled the
XDR2 tire, designed for use on rigid dump
trucks in severe mine and quarry conditions.
Offering up to 20% more tread life
than its predecessor the XDR, the new
model is currently available in 27R49 size
with additional sizes to become available
later in 2011. According to Michelin, in
addition to increased tread life, the XDR2
tire also provides 10% thicker undertread
between the protective plies and tread
base for better cut and impact resistance.
A new self-cleaning tread pattern combines
full-depth blocks, a 13% larger central
lug (compared with the XDR) and a
non-directional design to provide increased
cut protection, a larger contact patch as
the tire wears, and sculptured cooling
vents to keep running temperatures low.
The XDR2 also incorporates Michelin’s C2
technology in the casing to provide an overall
cooler operating temperature without
compromising operating speed or load carrying
capacity. The XDR2’s steel protective
plies are 60% stronger than its predecessor’s,
and features twice the sidewall thickness
to resist cuts and abrasions.
As featured in Womp 2011 Vol 05 - www.womp-int.com