Michelin Earthmover XDR2 rigid dump truck tire

Kerry Clines

September 26, 2011

Michelin Earthmover’s new XDR2 tire is designed for rigid dump trucks, offering up to 20 percent more tread life than its predecessor, the XDR. In addition to increased tread life, the tire features up to a 10-percent thicker undertread between the protective plies and tread base for better cut and impact resistance. Other features include a self-cleaning tread pattern, full-depth blocks, a 13-percent-larger central lug (compared to the XDR), a non-directional design to provide increased protection against aggressions and cut separations, an evolving tread design that provides an increased contact patch as the tire wears, sculptured cooling vents to help keep running temperatures low, and Michelin’s C2 Technology in the casing to provide an overall cooler operating temperature.

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