Michelin North America, Inc. has launched the Michelin X Mine D2 Extra Load L5 35/65R33 tire, an improved version of one of its most popular mining tires. The new tire, developed to perform in quarry and underground mining applications, withstands the most aggressive mining environments and has the capacity to carry heavier loads.
In harsh mining environments, tires are often removed before their maximum life cycle because of damage. The Michelin X Mine D2 Extra Load tire uses new plies in the sidewall that keep sidewall injuries from spreading and prevent rock cuts from penetrating the sidewall. Combined with the heavier cables at the crown, the Michelin X Mine D2 Extra Load tire delivers better aggression resistance, allowing sites to maximize tire life.