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Michelin Unveils XDR3 Mining Tire with Extra Life

United States: The French tire maker, Michelin, has launched a new version of its mining tire namely, XDR3.This new tire will be available in 40.00 R-57 size, and will also be launched in 53/80 R-63 size, by the end of January 2017. The new tire in inclined with advance tread pattern, rubber compound and steel cables which would assist the mine operators to reduce per tonne costs, by offering 10 percent extra life to the tire.

As compared to its predecessor, XDR2, the new tire XDR3 will give better endurance and has a comparatively better heat dissipation ability. Due to this feature, the company also claims that the tread pattern of XDR3 keeps the tire as cool as upto 8 degrees celsius. In addition to that, an even composition of rubber compounds and a high level of carbon black dispersion helps in combatting early wear and tear of the tire.

The XDR3 is available in four compounds, namely, MB4, MB, MC4 and MC and the use of each would depend on the application purposes. Also, the new XDR3 is MEMS ready which allows the easy installation of data sensors for time capture and pressure information.

According to a recent report published by TechSci Research , ”United States Tyre Market  Forecast & Opportunities, 2020”, United States automobile market is the second largest automobile market of the world, with a motorization rate (including passenger cars and commercial vehicles) of over 790 vehicles per 1,000 individuals, in 2014. Increasing disposable income due to strengthening US Dollar, falling oil and food prices, and rising standard of living, are resulting in an increase in production and sales of vehicles in the US.

TechSci Research believes that, by introducing the new XDR3 tire, the product portfolio of Michelin across the United States would increase in near future. Also, with its latest design and advance features, the tire is likely to pick up sales within United States. This factor is expected to lighten up the market share of Michelin in the country in approaching years.

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