The 70/70R57 MICHELIN X MINE L4 radial tire delivers mobility on the jobsite. It also does not require chain fitments on the rear axle due to its radial design, resulting in reduced tread wear, an even footprint and less deformation of the contact patch on the ground.
“As part of our Michelin Better Mining approach, we strive to provide the mining industry with innovative solutions that add significant value for our customer operations,” said Adam Murphy, senior vice president for Michelin Mining. “The new 70/70R57 MICHELIN X MINE L4 tire builds on our history of innovation with the first radial tire for the world’s largest wheel loader, providing a step-change in the mines’ productivity, while also contributing to their safety and sustainability.”
The 70/70R57 MICHELIN X MINE L4 tire is designed to run cool, thanks to its radial construction and compounds that manage temperatures at various speeds. It also offers protection and wear resistance due to the steel cables in the tire, enabling endurance under harsh mining conditions.
The 70/70R57 MICHELIN X MINE L4 tire is engineered to meet traction performance standards on both wet and dry surfaces. The tire is also ready for use with the MEMS tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), so that mine operations can support uptime and experience connectivity. Designed to be safe and sustainable, the 70/70R57 MICHELIN X MINE L4 tire is ready to tackle rugged environments.
“The Carajas mine is a very large geographic area. Strategically, we need to be able to move these machines around according to the daily production schedule,” said Frederico Sa, Carajas mine tire manager, Brazil, who tested the 70/70R57 MICHELIN X MINE tires on their site. “Radial tires improve mobility so we can work more and have more options and better mobility with our machines onsite. This benefit will be captured according to our production strategy.”