Airless tyre for UVs from Michelin
Michelin Tweel Technologies has introduced- Michelin X Tweel UTV 26x9N14- a new 26-inch airless radial tyre for Utility Vehicles (UV). It replaces pneumatic tyres and removes the need for maintenance, spare tyres, or repair kits. The Tweel tyre was introduced commercially in 2012 for skid steer loaders, and the airless radial tyres have since then expanded to zero-turn mowers, stand-on mowers, and golf carts.
“UV users operate these machines in arduous environments and extreme conditions where vehicles are exposed to rugged, jagged terrain and other hostile elements. The Michelin X Tweel UTV airless radial tyre is a solution that will provide unmatched traction and uninterrupted vehicle mobility during long journeys or in remote areas where a flat tyre can be problematic,” said Olivier Brauen, vice president of Michelin Tweel Technologies.
The company claims that the new UV tyres are ideal for use in the quarry, mine, construction, landscape, hurricane/tornado, and other debris-laden areas where flat tyres can cause serious and extreme interruptions. The spokes are designed to dampen bumps, improving operator comfort yet have the stiffness needed for cornering and side-hill stability.
The Tweel tyres have a 37-mph speed rating and can handle a maximum gross vehicle weight of 2,860 pounds. There is three hub configuration that will fit two different bolt patterns: 4×137 and 4×156.