20 May 2014
Michelin Tyre boosts Port productivity
Designed with protective belts on the sidewalls that make it more resistant to punctures and shearing and a narrower groove pattern that reduces the risk of objects lodging in the tread, the company say the X-Straddle 2 is safer and more robust than the tyre it replaces.
In operational terms, it delivers improved productivity, thanks to a 17 percent increase in top speed (up from 30 to 35 km/h), a 25 percent increase in per-hour distance (up from 12 to 15 km/h) and a 7 percent higher load carrying capacity (from 14 to 15 tonnes per tyre).
Other improvements can be seen in grip, handling and stability and in a 15 percent increase in its useful life, thanks to its innovative new dual-compound tread with grooves that help guard against heat build-up.
A wear indicator visible on the shoulders, greater operator comfort due to reduced vibrations and easier fitting during tyre maintenance and change operations are amongst its other features.