Michelin Tweel launches caster version for select zero-turn mowers

November 22, 2016 -  By
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Michelin X Tweel Turf Caster

At the 2016 GIE+EXPO, Michelin Tweel Technologies previewed its newest extension of the X Tweel line, the Michelin X Tweel Turf Caster for select zero-turn commercial mowers. It’s expected to be commercially available in early 2017.

The airless radial caster tire-wheel assembly replaces the standard 13X6.5X6 front caster tire and wheel on zero-turn mowers. The Michelin X Tweel Turf eliminates downtime from punctures and is maintenance free, according to the manufacturer.

This new version of the Michelin X Tweel Turf is designed for landscape professionals who deal with expensive and inconvenient downtime associated with flat tires on commercial mowers.

Michelin Tweel Technologies introduced the Michelin X Tweel Turf 24X12N12 at GIE+EXPO in 2014 in partnership with John Deere.

“The X Tweel Turf has been a tremendous success, offering customers unique benefits exclusively available with this innovative technology,” said Jack Olney, director of sales for Michelin Tweel Technologies. “Extending the line with the new caster product is a direct response to customer demands for Tweel performance in front and rear positions on the zero-turn mower.”

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 durable, poly-resin tread also provides long wear life.

Photo: Michelin Tweel Technologies

About the Author:

Marisa Palmieri is an experienced Green Industry editor who's won numerous awards for her coverage of the landscape and golf course markets from the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA), the Press Club of Cleveland and the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In 2007, ASBPE named her a Young Leader. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, cum laude, from Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism.

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