Michelin Tweel Technologies introduced a new 26-inch airless radial tire with a four-bolt wheel-pattern hub designed for use on UTVs that will initially be sold as a fitment for the replacement market.
Originally designed for military special operations use on light-tactical vehicles, the Michelin X Tweel UTV 26x9N14 airless radial tire is a single unit that replaces the current pneumatic tire-wheel-valve assembly. Once bolted on, there is no air pressure to maintain, thus eliminating the need to carry spare tires, tools or repair kits.
The X Tweel UTV is appropriate for use on construction, farm, landscape, recreation, quarry, mine, emergency service response, logging, parks, hunting, military operations, universities, beach patrol, camping, hurricane/tornado and other debris-laden areas where flat tires cause serious and extreme interruptions.
The tire is designed to perform like a pneumatic radial tire, but with the durability and high damage resistance of an airless tire. The advanced spoke technology helps dampen the ride for enhanced operator comfort, while providing outstanding lateral stiffness for excellent cornering and side-hill stability. In addition, the low-pressure contact provides outstanding off-road traction performance.
Users may choose from three hub configurations that will fit 4×137 and 4×156 bolt patterns for a variety of machines, including the BRP Can-Am Defender, Kawasaki Mule and Polaris Ranger.
Additional hub configurations for John Deere, Honda, Kubota and Argo will be available later in 2018 and 2019.
Link: Michelin Tweel