GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 3, 2017) — Michelin North America has launched a bias-ply industrial tire for wheeled excavators and added a hard surface traction version of its Tweel airless tire/wheel hybrid.
The new industrial tire, the Michelin Power Digger, is designed for wheeled excavators that use a dual fitment, principally in construction applications and for the original equipment and replacement markets.
The 10.00-20 Power Digger offers thicker sidewalls and a directional-lug design for stability, Michelin said, especially as the excavator carries out 360-degree movements on varied surfaces. The tire also has a higher-load index of 147, which Michelin said is superior to competitive tires.
"With 80 percent of wheeled excavators in the market operating with a dual configuration, the Power Digger provides a superior solution for construction performance," said Justin Brock, North America compact line business manager for Michelin Agriculture tires.