Schwing Recommends Michelin X One
Thanks to Michelin X One tyres, concrete mixer trucks operated by Schwing-Stetter in the US can now hold an additional 560 pounds (254 kilogrammes) of concrete with each load. A single X One tyre can replace dual tyres on a commercial vehicle, thus reducing the vehicle’s overall weight.
“With Michelin X One tyres, our customers can realise a savings of more than 500 pounds of vehicle weight,” said Bill Bigot, director of Schwing America’s Mixer Division. “This will allow them to deliver more concrete on the truck, making them more productive and more profitable. Customers are thrilled with the fact they can carry that last half yard of concrete essentially for free with the use of the X One tyres and our light-weight drum.”
In addition to the weight savings, Michelin’s X One features lower rolling resistance, which will improve the vehicle’s fuel economy by up to 10 per cent. It is possible for a wide single tyre to do the job previously undertaken by dual tyres due to the Michelin Infini-Coil Technology that is utilised – this includes more than a quarter- mile of steel cord wrapped circumferentially around every X One tyre from sidewall to sidewall. The Infini-Coil reduces casing growth and stabilises the contact patch, reducing irregular wear.