Michelin Earthmover adds new sizes for XHA2 portfolio

By |  October 13, 2017

Michelin Earthmover launched two sizes of the Michelin XHA 2, a loader tire for small- and medium-sized wheel loaders used for material handling in quarries and mines, sand, gravel, logging and waste management.

The Michelin Earthmover XHA 2. Photo courtesy of Michelin Earthmover.

The 17.5R25 size is targeted for small-wheel loaders, while the 775/65R29 size is targeted for medium-wheel loaders.

“Michelin worked with customers to determine the sizes that should expand the XHA2 portfolio,” says Jamey Fish, director of marketing for Michelin North American Earthmover. “Michelin then field-tested these new sizes with operators to ensure they will deliver exceptional performance and results.”

According to the company, the XHA 2 17.5R25 offers a reduced risk of flats and damage due to an increased volume of rubber and a deeper tread depth of 2/32-in. on the crown. The engineered sidewall compound and shoulders are resistant to impacts, splits and cuts, offering more protection with the reinforcement. The non-directional, slightly asymmetrical tread pattern provides gradual contact with the ground, reducing vibrations and adding to operator comfort when compared in the field to its predecessor, Michelin XHA.

The Michelin XHA 2 17.5R25 replaces the 17.5R25 XHA.

The XHA 2 775/65R29 is a fitment for the Caterpillar 972M loader, according to the company. It offers the advantages of a low-profile design that has the same diameter as a 26.5R25 size, stability and improved flotation due to the wider footprint, the company says. This wider footprint also provides better traction on all types of surfaces and offers improved wear and traction.  The tire is designed to have increased heat resistance which minimizes internal casing temperatures for extended casing life.

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