Michelin North America introduced the MICHELIN XDR 3 surface-mine haul tire in size 37.00R57. The tire’s tread pattern provides excellent load distribution across the contact patch, lowers contact pressure and improves wear, and increases tire life by a minimum of 8%, the company reported. Interlocking blocks of rubber on the shoulder help reduce wear.
The tire comes MEMS-ready to capture and transmit temperature and pressure information in real time.
With 10% stronger corrosion-proof cables incorporated into the tire architecture, the tire is designed for near-continuous use in extreme terrain, the company reported.
The XDR3 was developed for a range of rigid dump trucks with payload capacity of up to 400 tons. The new size expands the MICHELIN XDR3 portfolio, replacing the MICHELIN XDR2 line.