Michelin XHA tyres 'tougher, cheaper to run'


Michelin improves ever-popular XHA range of off-highway tyres, promising reduced costs

September 10, 2009

Michelin has waved its magic wand over the ever-popular XHA range of off-highway tyres, upgrading them to the improved XHA2 specification.

Intended for loaders in quarries and cement plants and on construction and infrastructure worksites, Michelin boasts the XHA2 tyre delivers superior robustness and durability to help reduce costs, as well as reduced fuel consumption thanks to superior traction performance and improved grip.

The carcass is also designed with retreading in mind, offering further savings compared to buying a new tyre as it offer the opportunity to provide a second life.

The XHA2 also features improvements in puncture resistance and tyre damage, courtesy of the new crack absorbing rubber mix technology, while the damage-resistant sidewalls, combined with more rubber in the tread and a more robust crown means the tyres last longer and perform better than ever.

The combination of the tread pattern and wider contact patch also help to protect the truck from damage due to vibration.

Michelin released the first two sizes, the 26.5 R 25 and 23.5 R 25 in May and July respectively, while the final sizes, 29.5 R 25 and 20.5 R 25 are due for release in 2010, as well as the full range of sizes being made available to truck manufacturers for original equipment fitment.

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