Michelin adds new CrossGrip tyre sizes
Michelin has introduced two new sizes of its multi-purpose, all-season CrossGrip tyres for operators of backhoe loaders, skid steer loaders, telehandlers and small tractors.
The new 440/80 R34 and 480/80 R34 CrossGrip fitments expand the range to 12 dimensions, available on both the original equipment and replacement markets.
Gordon Brookes, Michelin’s customer engineering support manager, says: “The CrossGrip has proved a popular choice for customers since the first tyres were launched in 2018. Expanding the range with these two key new sizes will widen its appeal even further.
“The tyres work very well on a variety of surfaces – such as sports fields or grass verges – and are particularly effective on snow, ice and loose ground, so it’s ideal timing as we move into winter.”
CrossGrip tyres form part of Michelin’s popular Compact Line range and offer a high load capacity and special rubber formula designed for year-round use. Its non-directional tread pattern ensures excellent precision for the driver when manoeuvring, in either forward or reverse gear, plus the optimised tread pattern – with multiple biting edges – delivers great traction.
Asymmetrical lateral blocks help to improve grip in winter conditions, when maintaining good traction is imperative for safety. With 196 tread blocks per wheel rotation, CrossGrip tyres also improves driver comfort by reducing vibration.
They are reinforced for excellent puncture resistance and can be studded for ice usage, while the tread depth has been carefully optimised to reduce plant damage during the growing season.