Posted on September 20, 2016

Michelin Tweel Technologies Skid Steer Dealer Network Adds Tennessee Tire Dealer


Free Service Tire — 98 years of experience and evolving service


GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 20, 2016Michelin Tweel Technologies announced that Free Service Tire Company, Inc. has joined the MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® SSL dealer network, expanding commercial dealer coverage in the eastern Tennessee area for the MICHELIN® 12N16.5 X® TWEEL® SSL All Terrain and Hard Surface skid steer airless radial tire. Free Service Tire offers farm, industrial, construction and automotive/light truck tires as well as a complete range of commercial services, including repairs, inspection and alignments by trained technicians.


Free Service Tire provides professional service to commercial customers with MICHELIN®, BFGoodrich® and UNIROYAL® products that include agricultural, construction, earthmover, industrial and skid steer loader tires. The fourth-generation family-owned business operates 18 locations and an Oliver retread plant, which is collocated with an industrial retreading plant capable of retreading the Tweel airless radial tires and OTR tires up to 57 inches. The locations include:


  • Johnson City, Tenn.
  • Kingsport, Tenn.
  • Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Bristol, Tenn.
  • Morristown, Tenn.
  • Oak Ridge, Tenn.
  • Roanoke, Va.

The commercial locations in Kingsport and Knoxville will offer the Tweel airless radial tires. 


“We welcome Free Service Tire into our dealer family,” said Jack Olney, director of sales for Michelin Tweel Technologies.  “Continuously serving the Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia area for 98 years clearly demonstrates the level of quality, service, value and commitment this dealer provides to its customers.”


The X TWEEL SSL is Michelin’s highly advanced airless radial tire designed for skid steer loaders.  The only commercial product available to offer the combined advantages of no maintenance, no compromise and no downtime — the X TWEEL SSL requires no air, thereby eliminating the risk of a "flat tire."  The X TWEEL SSL also provides industrial, construction, agricultural, and landscape users the advantages of no air pressure maintenance, easy mounting, damage resistance, increased operator comfort, reduced operator fatigue and improved productivity. To learn more about the MICHELIN X TWEEL airless radial tire, visit


“Free Service Tire prides itself on evolving, changing and adapting to the needs of the marketplace,” said Harrison Wexler, executive vice president of Free Service Tire. “By adding the award-winning MICHELIN X TWEEL SSL All Terrain and Hard Surface products to our portfolio, we are offering the next generation of mobility solutions for skid steer operators.”

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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. (