Michelin’s Tough Tyres Prove Effective for PSH Environmental’s Volvo Loaders


PSH Environmental has found that Michelin X Mine D2 Pro tyres can last the distance on its two Volvo L90Hs and older L60H wheeled loaders than any other rubber tyres

Michelin X Mine D2 Pro Tyres Help Eliminate the Risk of Punctures on the Road

PSH Environmental has discovered that the Michelin fitments they fitted onto the company’s two Volvo L90H wheeled loaders and the older L70H model have eliminated punctures. This is is particularly noticeable considering the L70H model has clocked over 7,500 hours so far.

PSH Environmental is a family skip hire, recycling and aggregates business. Looking for a comfortable performance from a solid waste tyre for their three models, Nigel Parker, who jointly runs PSH Environmental alongside his brother, Martyn said of the tyres, We chose to fit Michelin because it is by far the best option for our wheeled loaders. The Volvos are fantastic machines, working in a very tough environment and we use a premium tyre to ensure we get the best out of them and avoid costly downtime.

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.”

The three Volvo loading shovels are all supplied by SMT GB. The L90H is the latest addition to Volvo’s H-Series, which offers 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. Parker believes the X Mine D2 Pro will be able to extend the life of the Volvos due to their solidly-built exterior.

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.

Michelin’s NRF Technology – two extra plies added to the tyre construction, which contain crossed cords encased in rubber for greater resistance and toughness – help to reduce downtime and increase load capacity.

We’re running a busy operation, so we can’t afford to have machines that are out of action with a damaged tyre,” adds 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.

We have tried other tyres in the past, but they are like chalk and cheese really. They just don’t stand up to what the Michelin tyres can offer,” Parker concluded enthusiastically.

About the author

Adrian, located in Madrid, is joining the editorial team as a correspondent for the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group. Before starting in 2020 for Commercial Tyre Business, Adrian graduated with an English degree before working within marketing and recruitment in the non-profit sector. Recently he changed direction, undertaking a course in Marketing and International Business as a means towards moving into the journalism field, which he counts as his lifelong ambition.

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