Hard surface tyre added to Michelin BibSteel range
Promising “even higher productivity on North American construction sites and work sites,” Michelin North America has launched the latest addition to its radial skid steer range, the BibSteel Hard-Surface tyre. This new product, which replaces the Michelin Stabil’XZSL radial, is said to deliver increased traction and durability plus a better ride than its cross-ply counterparts.
“With a robust, all-steel casing and belt package and enhanced traction, the BibSteel All-Terrain is the ideal product for the vast majority of the skid steer market, including job sites, construction and road work,” said Bob Rees, North American product manager for Michelin North America Agricultural Tires. “The BibSteel Hard-Surface, meanwhile, delivers all of the same features as the BibSteel All Terrain with a tread designed specifically to provide excellent performance and manoeuvrability on hard and smooth surfaces.”
Michelin says three advantages bring key improvements for the Michelin BibSteel Hard-Surface radial: First, it retains the same proprietary rubber compound that delivers the reliable longevity of its predecessor so the BibSteel Hard-Surface delivers a longer tyre life. Second, it has all-steel casing and crown plies for durability. And third, the BibSteel Hard-Surface radial features a rim guard, better sidewall impact and puncture resistance, all of which are critical on debris-strewn job sites.
The BibSteel Hard-Surface is currently available in sizes 10R16.5 (265/70R16.5) and 12R16.5 (305/70R16.5).