Michelin offers airless radial caster for zero-turns

July 19, 2017 -  By
Photo: Michelin Tweel Technologies

Photo: Michelin Tweel Technologies

The Michelin X Tweel Turf Caster, Michelin Tweel Technologies‘ airless-radial tire line, is now commercially available for select zero-turn commercial mowers.

The airless-radial caster tire-wheel assembly replaces the standard 13X6.5X6 front caster tire and wheel on zero-turn mowers.

“Michelin Tweel Technologies has conducted extensive field testing to optimize the product and validate the customer benefits,” said Olivier Brauen, head of Michelin Tweel Technologies. “Professional landscape companies have found that the Tweel Caster increases productivity by allowing operators to mow faster, reduces maintenance on mowers due to the caster’s shock-absorbing characteristics and provides improved performance over curbs.”

Because the X Tweel Turf Caster has no air, it cannot go flat and it eliminates the need to maintain air pressure. The Tweel Caster is constructed with poly-resin spokes that carry the load and create suspension—like characteristics for the front of the mower. This structure absorbs impact and reduces bounce for improved operator comfort while also maintaining a consistent height for a uniform cut. The caster’s poly-resin tread also provides long wear life.

Photo: Michelin Tweel Technologies

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