Michelin Tweel Technologies has introduced a Hard Surface Traction version of its 12N16.5 X Tweel SSL Airless Radial Tire.
The tire is designed for skid steer operators who work on hard or highly abrasive surfaces, such as asphalt and paving, where tires tend to have a short tread life due to the aggressive nature of these applications. The tires are also meant for construction, transfer stations, waste handling, pavement maintenance, or material handling. The tire is constructed with a 48/32nd tread depth containing a high scrub compound for maximum tread life. With 8/32nd of undertread, the outer core tread can be retreaded multiple times, Michelin says. The spokes are specially designed to enhance the model’s endurance.