Editor’s Pick — new tires and tire-related products
Michelin | www.michelin-us.com
XTXL — X stands for radial, T for transport, and XL for extra load and extra life. The new tire is said to be suited for the latest-generation underground mining dump trucks and machinery. It can carry 29,000 kilograms per tire inflated to 8 bar and is able to transport increasingly powerful machines and their payloads.
Tweel — means no more flat tires. This new, non-pneumatic tire for skid-steer loaders is a single-unit tire and wheel assembly that replaces the current tire, wheel, and valve assembly. It is comprised of a rigid hub connected to a shear bank by means of flexible, deformable polyurethane spokes and a tread band, all functioning as a single unit.
MEMS Evolution 2 — is a new version of Michelin Earthmover Management System (MEMS), which monitors tire temperature and pressure, as well as tire performance. The new wireless MEMS Evolution 2 features direct access to data regardless of where the vehicle is located in the mine, has a user-friendly interface for operators and data analysts, and offers greater flexibility for the operator’s information service.
OperTrak — is a new easy-to-use web-based tire and rim management system designed to monitor tire activity and optimize budgeting, forecasting, inventory, and performance. Features include real-time web-based data and information, a comprehensive fleet inspection tool, customizable budgeting and forecasting, multiple user input and retrieval capabilities, and compete fleet data consolidation.
Yokohama | www.yokohamatire.com
RB42 — is a new radial tire designed for dump trucks and soft and/or loose surfaces such as mud, sand, gravel, and rocks. Features include an extra-deep tread for improved traction and tread life, large center blocks that increase cut resistance and improve overall wear, and a zig-zag groove pattern for better traction.
RL45 — is a new tire made for articulated dump trucks, loaders, and underground vehicles. Features include a deep tread for longer wear and better stability, a non-directional block pattern for abrasion and cut resistance, and side-cut protection and improved ride comfort.
RL51 — is a new grader tire for mining and construction. Features include side-cut protection, outstanding traction, and a long tread life.
Double Coin Tires and China Manufacturers Alliance, LLC (CMA) | www.doublecoin-us.com
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