Michelin Launches New Crane Tyre
(Akron/Tire Review) Michelin North America’s (MNA) earthmover tyre group has introduced the X-Crane AT, designed for self-propelled all-terrain construction cranes. According to MNA, the new tyre ‘’reduces machine downtime, minimizes operational costs, reduces braking on wet surfaces and improves handling on the road and at the jobsite.’’ In addition, the tyre is said to have 7 per cent lower rolling resistance vs. other products, thereby reducing an operator’s fuel cost.
Michelin said the X-Crane AT tyre delivers “up to 20 per cent longer service life” compared to its predecessor, the Michelin XGC, due to a larger (by 7 per cent) contact patch and “evenly distributed ground contact pressures that enable regular wear of the tread pattern throughout the life of the tyre.”
The asymmetrical X-Crane AT is currently available in size 445/95R25 (16.00R25) size. In 2007, sizes 385/95R25 (14.00R25) and 385/95R24 (14.00R24) will be added, said MNA.