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Rigid Dump Truck Tire

Michelin Earthmover unveiled the Michelin XDR2 tire for severe mining and quarry applications. The XDR2 tire is designed for rigid dump trucks and offers up to 20 percent more tread life than its predecessor, the Michelin XDR tire. The tire is currently available in a 27R49 size with additional sizes being introduced later in the year. For better cut and impact resistance, the XDR2 delivers up to a 10 percent thicker undertread between the protective plies and tread base.The XDR2 tire also incorporates Michelin’s C2 Technology in the casing to provide an overall cooler operating temperature to maximize the potential life of the tire without compromising operating speed or load carrying capacity. By using advanced design techniques, the tire uses nearly 10 percent less materials than the leading competitive 49-in. OTR tire, allowing for a lighter tire weight for additional fuel savings, according to the company.