Michelin North America’s Tweel Technologies previewed its newest addition to the X Tweel line, the Michelin X Tweel Turf Caster for select zero-turn commercial mowers, at the 2016 Green Industry and Equipment Expo (GIE).
The airless radial caster tire-wheel assembly is the first of its kind and replaces the standard 13X6.5X6 front caster tire and wheel on zero-turn mowers, Michelin said.
Because the tire has no air, it cannot go flat, making the tire maintenance free and preventing downtime from punctures, Michelin said. The Tweel caster is constructed with high-strength poly-resin spokes that carry the load and create suspension-like characteristics for the front of the mower, and the caster’s durable, poly-resin tread also provides long wear life.
“The X Tweel Turf has been a tremendous success, offering customers unique benefits exclusively available with this innovative technology,” said Jack Olney, director of sales for Michelin Tweel Technologies. “Extending the line with the new caster product is a direct response to customer demands for Tweel performance in front and rear positions on the zero-turn mower.”
The Michelin X Tweel Turf Caster is expected to be commercially available in early 2017.
For more information, visit www.michelintweel.com.