Posted on October 29, 2012

Michelin Distributes the Tweel™ for Skid Steer Loaders


GREENVILLE, S.C. (Oct. 29, 2012) –Michelin is now distributing the MICHELIN® X-TWEEL™ SSL, a non-pneumatic mobility solution for skid steer loaders in the landscaping, construction, contracting, refuse/recycling and agricultural industries. 

 The MICHELIN 12N16.5 X-Tweel SSL hub design is universal and can be fitted on most skid steer loaders.  It is available in the U.S. and Canada as a no compromise solution for skid steer owners. 

 Introduced by Michelin in 2005, the Tweel (a tire and wheel assembly) is a single unit replacing the current tire, wheel and valve assembly. It replaces the 23 components of a typical radial tire and is comprised of a rigid hub, connected to a shear band by means of flexible, deformable polyurethane spokes and a tread band, all functioning as a single unit. 

 “This is a very exciting time for Michelin,” said Tim Fulton, head of Michelin Tweel Technologies. “Michelin captured the fascination of the world with the concept of the Tweel; now landscapers, contractors and other skid steer loader operators will have the opportunity to use this innovative technology in their everyday businesses and experience the advantages first-hand.”

 Skid steer loaders with pneumatic tires typically experience several flat tires per month.  To reduce downtime from flats, many users fill their pneumatic tires with foam or replace them with solid tires, resulting in machines with inadequate traction, handling and ride comfort.

 The MICHELIN® X-TWEEL™ SSL solves this problem by delivering no maintenance, no downtime and no compromise.  The TWEEL provides the advantages of no maintenance of air pressure, easy mounting, damage resistance, increased operator comfort, reduced operator fatigue, improved productivity, longer wear life than pneumatic tires, and excellent traction.  The Tweel has years of field testing in the most demanding work site environments.

 To learn more about the MICHELIN Skid Steer Tweel, visit

1 Comment

keystone mason | April 5, 2018 @ 4:55PM
I have been trying to buy tweel tires for my 670 john deere tractor I use on the farm around scrap where i can't use regular pneumatic tires but after trying 3 different distributers and they all just try to put me off like they don't trust the tweel or something. How do I get a set? I'm getting a little frustrated. Thanks

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Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide variety of industries — from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 22,500 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (