Michelin Earthmover adds two sizes of XHA2 tires

By |  September 26, 2017

Michelin Earthmover has announced the addition of two sizes of the Michelin XHA2, a loader tire for small- and medium-sized wheel loaders used for material handling in quarries.

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

The Michelin XHA2 17.5R25 offers a reduced risk of flats or damage owing to an increased volume of rubber and a deeper tread depth on the crown. The engineered sidewall compound and robust shoulders are resistant to impacts, splits and cuts, and offer more protection with the enhanced reinforcement. Additionally, the non-directional, slightly asymmetrical tread pattern provides gradual contact with the ground, thus reducing vibrations and adding to operator comfort.

The Michelin XHA2 775/65R29, a fitment for the Caterpillar 972M loader, offers a low-profile design that has the same diameter as a 26.5R25 size. This wider footprint provides better traction on all types of surfaces, along with improved wear and traction, according to the company. Additionally, the tire is designed to have increased heat resistance, minimizing internal casing temperatures for extended casing life.

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