Posted on December 15, 2011

Two MICHELIN® Earthmover Tires Recognized by Construction Magazine as 2011 "Top 100"


MICHELIN® XHA™2, XDR™2 tires in latest 'Construction Equipment' issue

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Dec. 15, 2011) – Michelin Earthmover Tires has won two 2011 "Top 100" Awards from "Construction Equipment" magazine for its XDR™2 and XHA™2 tires. The awards were announced in early December, and the two products are being featured in the current issue of the magazine.

"'Construction Equipment' is a well-respected, top publication in the construction industry," said Bruce Besancon, director of marketing for Michelin Earthmover Tires. "Recognizing the XDR2 and XHA2 tires with these awards affirms the value that these tires provide to the end user."

According the publication, the awards bring special attention to the most significant products each year and emphasize innovations, highlighting manufacturers who are investing in research and development. The winners were chosen by the editorial staff from several hundred product introductions, drawing on input from readers and the editorial staff's experience with equipment technology and the equipment marketplace.

The XDR2 haul truck tire offers up to 20 percent more tread life than its predecessor, the MICHELIN XDR™ tire. Introduced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in March, the XDR2 tire is available in a 27R49 size. Additional sizes will be available in 2012.

The XHA2 loader tire is designed to accomplish three goals - reduce hourly operating costs, ensure that work continues smoothly and safely, and improve operator working conditions. The tire is intended for loaders in quarries, cement plants and on construction worksites. It is available in 20.5R25, 23.5R25, 26.5R25 and 29.5R25 sizes.


About Michelin North America

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The Company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires.  In addition to tires, the Company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America ( employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants. Forbes magazine has ranked Michelin No. 1 on its annual survey of “Best Large Employers in America” for 2018. Learn more about purpose-driven careers with a purpose-driven company at


Category: Earthmover
Tags: MICHELIN XDR2, MICHELIN XHA2, Earthmover, award
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