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Thumbs up for Michelin loader tyres

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Tue 21 Sep 2021

Thumbs up for Michelin loader tyres

PSH Environmental has reportedly eliminated all instances of punctures across its fleet of Volvo wheeled loaders by utilising Michelin’s ultra-durable X Mine D2 Pro tyres. The skip hire, recycling and aggregates business specifies all new machines with the Michelin fitments, having found them to be more durable than any other rubber tyre on the market, while offering an improved level of comfort and performance over a solid waste tyre.

Nigel Parker, who runs PSH Environmental alongside his brother Martyn said, “Unless you are very, very careless you really cannot puncture these tyres. The only other option for us would be to run solid tyres, but we have avoided that as the ride quality is so poor and, working on concrete, you can end up damaging the machine.”

PSH Environmental currently runs three Volvo loading shovels – one older L60H and two new L90H machines, all supplied by SMT GB. The L90H is the latest addition to Volvo’s H-Series, offering a higher load capacity and greater lifting height than any of its predecessors. The business uses the loaders to move materials onto walking floor trailers, shifting waste into shredders and loading plant machinery at its depot in Norwich.

Designed specifically for operation in demanding environments, the X Mine D2 Pro is built with ‘optimised rubber compounds’ to help withstand hard conditions and slow tyre wear. The range features a reinforced, resilient casing and an innovative, robust tread design to improve resistance to cuts and punctures.

“We’re running a busy operation and we can’t afford to have machines that are out of action with a damaged tyre,” added Parker. “You know you’re not going to get that from Michelin. The tread pattern is bang on for the work we’re doing as well.”

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