French tyre manufacturer Michelin has launched a new set of tyres for skid steer loaders.
The firm has released its new BibSteel range of compact line radial tyres which can be used on a variety of surfaces, including off-road and asphalt, as well as other hard surfaces.
They are designed to increase the productivity of skid steer loaders used on building and construction sites, as well as those used for highways maintenance operations.
Rob Beddis, commercial director of Michelin's agricultural division, claimed that the new tyres offer "outstanding puncture resistance" compared with the less durable cross-ply tyres used by over 90 per cent of the market.
He said: "They have been designed especially for compact construction machines, using the same all-steel casing found in Michelin's truck and earthmover tyres.
"This ensures they will provide superior performance and a longer tread life for skid steer loaders, whilst delivering exceptional operator comfort."
Michelin recently forecast that its full-year sales volume will increase by around eight per cent in 2011.
Posted by Danielle Barge