Michelin improves speed, capacity with XTRA Load rigid dump truck tires

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Updated Jul 21, 2017
Michelin’s XTRA Load Protect tires were designed to give rigid-frame trucks more protection from hot, dry, abrasive surfaces.Michelin’s XTRA Load Protect tires were designed to give rigid-frame trucks more protection from hot, dry, abrasive surfaces.

Michelin Earthmover’s new lineup of XTRA Load tires for rigid dump trucks are designed to increase productivity on the jobsite by handling heavier loads and traveling at faster speeds.

The tires are the first in the 24.00R35 size to earn a three-star rating for load capacity by the Tire and Rim Association, the company says. Most tires of that size are rated two stars.

The XTRA Load Grip tire is designed for soft ground conditions, as well as for inclines. Its reinforced casing allows it to increase a machine’s capacity by 9 tons, the company says. It can be driven up to 21 mph and has more wear resistance than previous models.

The XTRA Load Protect is the tire for hard surfaces that are flat and dry. The tires’ main focus is protection from wear as they travel in abrasive conditions. They are designed to dissipate heat and cool tread area by up to 17 degrees.

Both models earned higher ton-mile-per-hour (TMPH) productivity measurements than previous Michelin tires. The tires replace these Michelin models: XDTA4, XDTB, X-Traction SC, X-Quarry S and X-Haul.