Michelin expands Tweel airless radial tire line for skid-steers

October 29, 2014 -  By
Michelin launched two new versions of its airless radial tire: a 12N16.5 X Tweel SSL All Terrain for a wide range of surfaces and a 12N16.5 X Tweel SSL Hard Surface for pavement use. Two years ago, Michelin Tweel Technologies introduced the first commercially available airless radial tires for skid-steer loaders.

Michelin 2N16.5 X TWEEL SSL Hard Surface

The 12N16.5 X TWEEL SSL Hard Surface has a smooth tread with a 100 percent contact surface ratio which provides the maximum tread life for pavement applications.

“Our newest versions of the 12N16.5 X TWEEL SSL provide the benefits associated with pneumatic tires, but they don’t go flat,” aid Ralph Dimenna, head of Michelin Tweel Technologies. “This is a breakthrough innovation for skid-steers in the landscape, construction, contracting, refuse/recycling and agricultural industries. I urge everyone to stay tuned. This is just the beginning of exciting things to come.”

The new All Terrain, which is designed for rugged off-road working conditions, is an option for industries like construction and landscaping. and the new Hard Surface tire, which provides longevity on pavement and asphalt, presents an option for very high-use operations, the company said.

The Michelin 12N16.5 X Tweel SSL All Terrain offers strong, poly-resin spokes to carry the load, reduce machine bounce and provide  operator comfort. The spokes are engineered to be self-evacuating in muddy conditions. The tread is designed for maximum traction. The 12N16.5 X Tweel SSL Hard Surface has a smooth tread with a 100 percent contact surface ratio which provides the maximum tread life for pavement applications.

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