Michelin has introduced two sizes of the XHA 2, a loader tire for small- and medium-sized wheel loaders used for material handling in quarries and mines, sand, gravel, logging, and waste management.
The 17.5R25 size is targeted for small-wheel loaders, while the 775/65R29 size is targeted for medium-wheel loaders. The tire offers a reduced risk of flats and damage due to an increased volume of rubber and a deeper tread depth of 2/32-inch on the crown. The specially engineered sidewall compound and robust shoulders are resistant to impacts, splits and cuts, and offer more protection with the enhanced reinforcement, Michelin says. A new, non-directional, slightly asymmetrical tread pattern provides gradual contact with the ground, thus reducing vibrations and adding to operator comfort when compared in the field to its predecessor.