Michelin has chosen to manufacture its revolutionary airless tire - the MICHELIN X TWEEL - in the US

Michelin has announced that it is opening a new facility in the US - in Piedmont, South Carolina.  It is in this location that the new MICHELIN® X® TWEEL®, Airless Radial Tire will be manufactured. The tire will be original equipment on John Deere mowers.

MICHELIN Tweel - 2014

What is the Tweel?

The MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® is a tire with a radial design that does not use air. There is no risk of getting a flat with the Tweel!

It offers the following benefits:

  • no need to check air pressure,
  • easy to fit,
  • stands up to tough conditions,
  • ensures a more comfortable and less tiring ride for the operator,
  • greater productivity and longer life compared to a conventional tire.

An all-American breakthrough

"The TWEEL being built here in South Carolina is yet another dramatic example of Michelin’s long-standing commitment to breakthrough innovation," said Pete Selleck, Michelin North America chairman and president. "The TWEEL concept was born at Michelin Americas Research Company in Greenville, S.C., one of Michelin’s three global technology centers, and now the Tweel will be manufactured right here in the Greenville area to satisfy a growing commercial market." The first tire to be manufactured here will be the MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® TURFTM designed to equip John Deere ZTRAKTM 900 Series mowers.

Differentiating us from competitors, the TWEEL airless radial tire is the industry’s first commercialized airless radial solution and verifies Michelin’s leadership for the next generation of mobility. The industry is hungry for solutions contributing to productivity, safety and bottom lines. Serving our customers is at the center of our strategy for success.

Ralph Dimenna, head of Michelin Tweel Technologies

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