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Michelin Releases New Airless Tire for UTV Market

Posted in News on May 29, 2018
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Michelin Tire released a new 26-inch airless radial tire with a four-bolt wheel-pattern hub designed for UTV’s. Originally designed for military special operations use on light-tactical vehicles, the Michelin X Tweel UTV 26x9N14 airless radial tire is a single unit that replaces the current tire assembly. Once bolted on, there is no air pressure to maintain, which eliminates the need to carry spare tires. “UTV users operate these machines in arduous environments and extreme conditions where vehicles are exposed to rugged roads, jagged terrain, and other hostile elements,” said Olivier Brauen, vice president of Michelin X Tweel Technologies. “The Michelin X Tweel UTV airless radial tire is a solution that will provide unmatched traction and uninterrupted vehicle mobility during long journeys or in remote areas where a flat tire can be problematic.” The Michelin X Tweel performs like a regular tire, but with the durability and high damage resistance of an airless tire. The advanced spoke technology helps dampen the ride for enhanced operator comfort while providing lateral stiffness for cornering and side-hill stability. The low-pressure contact helps provide off-road traction performance. The Michelin X Tweel has a 37-mph speed rating at a maximum gross vehicle weight of 2,860 pounds.

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