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Michelin introduces the first-ever 3 star tire for rigid dump trucks

  10/12/2018 - Greenville, SC - Michelin North America, Inc., is introducing the first-ever “3-star” 18.00R33 tire on the market for rigid dump trucks (RDT). A star rating is the industry’s indicator of load capacity for a given dimension as defined by the Tire and Rim Association. The new MICHELIN® X®TRA LOAD GRIP and the MICHELIN® X®TRA LOAD PROTECT will allow users to increase load capacity by 11 percent1 or accommodate more distance per hour to maximize productivity. “Quarry managers demand continuity of operations,” said Jake Thompson, Michelin B2B North America mining marketing manager. “Rigid dump trucks are expected to move as much material as possible by moving faster or by carrying more load. This robust Michelin tire provides a solution that maximizes productivity and output of the quarry while delivering traction, damage resistance and increased tire life.” MICHELIN XTRA LOAD PROTECT for hard, sharp, abrasive conditions on flat, dry surfaces, where the priority is protection and damage resistance — conditions often found in quarries and construction sites. This application is for customers who want to carry up to 11 percent more load1 or increase the distances they carry up to a maximum speed of 21 mph2. With a 7 percent longer wear life3, the revolutionary tread pattern contains a greater volume of tread rubber4 and has better load distribution across the contact patch. This tire has interlocking blocks and improved heat dissipation, which reduces the temperature in the tread area by up to 17 degrees Fahrenheit5. Corrosion-proof cables within the tire structure increase aggression resistance. MICHELIN XTRA LOAD GRIP for soft, loose, muddy ground conditions in mining and quarrying operations on slopes and inclines, where the priority is high grip and traction. A reinforced casing gives the tire an 11 percent higher payload1, or an increase of 12 tons in load capacity per machine1 — a huge increase in productivity when multiplied by the number of cycles made daily. The tread comprises 30 percent more biting lug edges, which improves braking, cornering and accelerating. The tire has the ability to handle speeds up to 21 mph thanks to cooler internal running temperatures4. The tire also provides 5 percent longer wear life7, with more rubber in the contact patch and improved damage resistance with corrosion-isolating steel cables. Productivity is a function of load and distance covered in an hour, as measured by Ton Miles per Hour (TMPH). For the new XTRA LOAD GRIP, the TMPH is increased by at least 22 percent7 and 36 percent depending on the specific fitment compounding, when compared with previous Michelin ranges4. For the XTRA LOAD PROTECT, the TMPH is increased by at least 15.8 percent3 and 13.3 percent depending on the specific fitment compounding, when compared with previous Michelin ranges. This extended load and speed capability will allow users to optimize machine cycles and increase productivity. Greater volume of tread rubber8 in contact with the ground contributes to better load distribution, improved wear resistance and increased tire life.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Elkem to report first quarter results April 30 - click to expand

Chicago Rubber Group announces spring technical meeting - click to expand

Continental conveyor belt plant celebrates 80th anniversary - click to expand

Dow expands its dielectric gels portfolio with three new heat-resistant silicone pottants - click to expand

Global polychloroprene market forecast to exceed $2.28 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Flocculant and coagulant market is expected to exceed more than $6.50 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Lubrizol to feature new Bio TPU grades for 3D printing and molded parts at Plastteknik Fair 2019 - click to expand

Kraton Corporation announces appointment of chief financial officer - click to expand

Cambodia's rubber exports increased 23 percent for the first quarter - click to expand

Global medical elastomer market forecast at $9.8 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Monday, April 22, 2019

Bridgestone wins Environmental Achievement of the Year award - click to expand

Global market for liquid silicone rubber forecast at $7.9 billion by 2026 - click to expand

International Elastomer Conference to hold pre-conference workshop for women - click to expand

Kobe Steel turns Indian rubber machinery joint venture into wholly owned subsidiary - click to expand

Process oil market forecast to reach $5.6 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Friday, April 19, 2019

Bridgestone wins tire design rights infringement lawsuit in China - click to expand

Global elastomer coated fabrics market is expected to exceed $12 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies board of management realigns with retirement of COO - click to expand

Goodyear to report first quarter results April 26 - click to expand

Smithers Rapra announces introductory webinar on tire components - click to expand

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Elastocon TPE Technologies acquired by Aurora Plastics - click to expand

Conductive silicone rubber market estimated to reach $8.69 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Rubber molding market forecast to reach $51.4 billion by 2026 - click to expand

TechnoBiz announces Asia Rubber Industry Training Week - click to expand

Training courses available at IRC2019 - click to expand

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Rubber Division, ACS, 195th Technical Meeting to be held April 30 through May 2 - click to expand

Global acrylic elastomer market projected to reach $1.15 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Sirrus completes construction of $2 million bench plant expansion to increase monomers production - click to expand

Rubber Consultants opens rubber engineering laboratory in Hertford, U.K. - click to expand

R.D. Abbott and Dow will 3D print heat-cured silicone parts at RAPID + TCT - click to expand

Market Reports

Global thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers market forecast with a CAGR of 5.4% through 2027 - click to expand

Silicone sealants market forecast to reach $3.8 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Healthcare adhesive tapes market is forecast to reach $37.3 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Global aircraft tires market forecast to reach $1.75 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global polychloroprene market forecast to exceed $2.28 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Flocculant and coagulant market is expected to exceed more than $6.50 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Global medical elastomer market forecast at $9.8 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global market for liquid silicone rubber forecast at $7.9 billion by 2026 - click to expand

The processed oil market forecast to reach $5.6 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Global acrylic elastomer market is projected to reach $1.15 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Global elastomer coated fabrics market is expected to exceed $12 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Conductive silicone rubber market estimated to reach $8.69 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Rubber molding market forecast to reach $51.4 billion by 2026 - click to expand

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