Posted on December 17, 2020

Michelin Offers New Worry-free, Dependable Tire for Quarries and Mines

  • MICHELIN XD MINEWORKS is a new 49-inch tire for 100-ton mining and quarry dump trucks
  • XD MINEWORKS is designed to address the aggressive everyday needs of mines and quarries

GREENVILLE, S.C., Dec. 17, 2020 — Michelin North America, Inc., has introduced a new 49-inch tire for 100-ton mining and quarry dump trucks ─ the MICHELIN® XD MINEWORKS 27.00R49 ─ that is specifically designed for dependable performance and addressing the aggressive everyday needs of mines and quarries in North America.


Michelin has a strong heritage when it comes to supporting mines, quarries and contractors,” said Sarah Robinson, Michelin North America’s B2B mining marketing manager. “Developed by a team of global experts, the MICHELIN XD MINEWORKS tire is built with high-quality innovations that customers know and trust.”


MICHELIN XD MINEWORKS tire is designed with a new tread pattern and tread depth to deliver even wear on hard soil and a worry-free product experience.


Utilizing the latest mining tire design principles, the tire incorporates advanced casing and high-wear resistance compound technologies for surface mining tires to handle heavy loads at lower pressure and is designed for good balance between TMPH1 and wear resistance. Thanks to tough cables and innovative architecture, the MICHELIN XD MINEWORKS tire allows operators to run with less pressure than competitor tires for the same load2, which can deliver big benefits for the operator and the equipment. The non-directional, 66.0 mm tread (designed for minimal rotation) minimizes stone retention. This tire has the same Michelin manufacturing warranty as all Michelin mining tires.


With the introduction of the 2-star MICHELIN XD MINEWORKS, Michelin offers a complete 49" tire portfolio. This also includes the 3-star MICHELIN® XDR® 3 tire that maximizes productivity and tire life and the 3-star MICHELIN® XDGRIP tire that is for the most challenging loose surface conditions.

1 Productivity — as measured by TKPH — quantifies productivity and is a function of load and distance covered in an hour.

2 This data comes from the MICHELIN® Data Book and Bridgestone® OTR Databook 2019


About Michelin North America

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. (michelinman.com