Michelin has introduced the largest model yet in the multi-purpose, all-season CrossGrip range. The new 540/80 R38 tyre takes the series up to 13 units, available on both original equipment and replacement markets.
Gordon Brookes, Michelin’s customer engineering support manager, said: “Since we first launched the CrossGrip in 2018 it has proved a very popular choice for operators of backhoe loaders, telehandlers and small tractors. And we are happy to strengthen the range further with this latest size – which is the largest to date.
“The tyres work very well on a variety of surfaces – such as sports fields or grass verges – and are particularly effective on snow and ice, which is particularly relevant as we move into the winter months.”
The CrossGrip range forms part of the company’s Compact Line and is said to offer a high load capacity and special rubber formula designed for year-round use.
It features a non-directional tread pattern for precision during manoeuvring in either forwards or reverse, as well as multiple biting edges for increased traction. Asymmetrical lateral blocks help to improve grip in winter conditions and offer 196 tread blocks per wheel rotation to reduce vibrations.
The tyres are also reinforced for puncture resistance and can be studded for use in icy conditions. Finally, the tread depth has been optimised to reduce plant damage during the growing season.
For more information go to www.michelin.co.uk