Michelin releases Tweel for commercial mowers
The airless Tweel solution has been a part of the Michelin portfolio in North America for several years now, and Michelin Tweel Technologies has now announced the commercial launch of a new extension to the range, the Michelin X Tweel Turf Caster for zero-turn commercial lawnmowers.
This airless-radial caster tyre and wheel assembly replaces the standard 13X6.5X6 front caster tyre and wheel on zero-turn mowers. It is designed for landscape professionals who are looking to avoid the downtime associated with flat tyres on commercial mowers.
“Michelin Tweel Technologies has conducted extensive field testing to optimise the product and validate the customer benefits,” said Olivier Brauen, head of Michelin Tweel Technologies. “Professional landscape companies have found that the Tweel Caster increases productivity by allowing operators to mow faster, reduces maintenance on mowers due to the caster’s shock-absorbing characteristics, and provides improved performance over kerbs.”
The X Tweel Turf Caster is constructed with high-strength poly-resin spokes that carry the load and create suspension-like characteristics for the front of the mower. This structure absorbs impact and reduces bounce for improved operator comfort while also maintaining a consistent height for a uniform cut. The caster’s durable, poly-resin tread also provides long wear life.