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Posted on October 17, 2022

Michelin Bolsters Their EV Mower Fitments with Landscaping Partner Mean Green

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The Mean Green RIVAL and VANQUISHTM Commercial ZTR models now able to run on the MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® TURF airless radial drive tires.

 

  • Michelin’s X Tweel tire now available on both Mean Green full-featured, commercial mower lines: the RIVAL ride-on ZTR, and the new stand-on Evolution ZTR model, the VANQUISHTM
  • MICHELIN X TWEEL Turf 24x12N12 airless tire available as original equipment and replacement for Mean Green RIVAL and VANQUISHTM ZTR-52 and ZTR-60 models

GREENVILLE, S.C., Oct 17, 2022 – One of the strongest names in landscaping, Mean Green Mowers, will now have the option of being fitted with MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF 24-inch tires.

 

The new offering (24x12N12 10x8.5 +1.7-inch offset) can be used as either an Original Equipment (OE) rear-wheel option, or as a replacement fitment on an existing mower, replacing the standard 24x12x12 tire.

 

“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Mean Green to offer Tweels on even more of their innovative all-electric mowers,” said Tony Marconi, business director of Michelin Tweel Technologies. “Building on the success of the innovative ‘hubless’ Tweel for their EVO mowers, we are exhilarated to expand this design, which mounts directly to the motor-hub-drive unit on both their RIVAL and VANQUISHTM mowers.”

 

Mean Green Mowers are known for their reputation of being maintenance free, energy efficient, and more environmentally friendly than traditional mowers, remaining consistent with Michelin’s ambition to deliver sustainable solutions.

 

“Mean Green and Michelin have had a successful collaboration on our environmental journey since 2018,” said Joe Conrad, president of Mean Green Mowers. “Our team knows that the Michelin X Tweel TURF TIRE and caster provide an airless radial tire that has a consistent hub height. This produces an even cut and excellent lateral stability for outstanding side-hill performance to provide a maintenance-free solution for our customers. We couldn’t be happier.”

 

Designed to perform like pneumatic tires, the Michelin X TWEEL airless radial tire line replaces the current tire-and-wheel assembly, removes the need for complex mounting equipment, and eliminates any costly downtime due to flat tires, a key pain point in the landscaping industry.

 

The Michelin X TWEEL TURF TIRE size 24x12N12 features a 750-pound load capacity, which can be used with or without a bagger system. It also incorporates a hubless design, which uses either a 5-bolt configuration to attach a retrofit replacement for existing mowers, or a 10-bolt standard OE configuration for new production mowers.

 

Both the Michelin X Tweel Turf and Mean Green Mowers representatives will be available for media interviews at Equip Expo 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 18-20. 

 

About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its customers’ mobility, and sustainably; designing and distributing the most innovative tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 23,000 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (michelinman.com)

 

For more information, contact:

David Finleyson

Michelin North America                                                                                   

david.finleyson@michelin.com

www.michelinmedia.com

  

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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