17 February 2014, 00:00
Michelin North America will expand its current backhoe product offering this year. Two new tires will be previewed at the 2014 CONEXPO‐CON/AGG show March 4‐8 in Las Vegas. Upon introduction of these tires later this year, Michelin will offer a full product portfolio to serve the North American backhoe market.
- The MICHELIN® Power CL™, scheduled for a July launch, is a premium bias ply tire that can handle the same load capacity as a radial tire, but with bias ply cost savings.
- The MICHELIN® BibLoad™ Hard Surface (HS) radial tire, planned for a November launch, is the hard surface version of the MICHELIN® XMCL™ all‐terrain backhoe radial tire. Designed for asphalt and other hard surface applications, the MICHELIN® BibLoad™ HS tire will expand Michelin’s product offering to better meet the needs of the backhoe market. It features radial construction, steel belts and reinforced casing for puncture resistance and a non‐directional tread design, fairly new to the U.S., for superior performance regardless of the tires’ rotational direction.
The following Michelin spokespersons will be available for interviews in Michelin Booth 10378 to discuss the features and benefits of these new tires.
- Meredith Rigdon – Marketing Communications Manager (Tuesday, March 4)
- James Crouch – Farm Segment Marketing Manager (throughout the show)
To arrange an interview, contact Randy Myers, Osborn Barr, at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 314/497‐2105 or simply come to the Michelin booth.