LE PLUS GROS - World's Largest Tire - Pneu du monde
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 45° 47.426 E 003° 06.368
31T E 508249 N 5070769
Quick Description: [FR] Michelin commercialise un pneu génie civil de 4 mètres de haut, pesant 5 tonnes : le 59/80 R 63. [EN] The 59/80R63 XDR, the world's largest tire, stands more than 13 feet tall, is about 5 feet wide, and weighs more than 5 tons.
Location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Date Posted: 5/29/2018 1:23:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMYCG6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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Long Description:
[FR] Il est capable de porter des charges allant jusqu'à 100 tonnes, tout en utilisant une technique basse pression.

Le XDR2, la version reliftée du plus gros pneu du monde est un monstre de gomme et d'acier vendu quelque 40 000 dollars pièce !

La toute première mouture du pneu XXL Michelin, sortie en 2001, figurait dans le "Livre Guinness des records". A cette époque, seul Bibendum était en mesure de proposer un produit radial de cette dimension. Depuis, le manufacturier clermontois, talonné par une concurrence féroce, partage le leadership avec l'éternel rival japonais Bridgestone.

[EN] It was developed in collaboration with Caterpillar for the latter's new 797B, the world's largest truck, with a payload of up to 400 tons.

The XDR tire features an extra-deep tread design, Michelin said, with independent tread blocks on the tire's centerline for improved tread life. The tread is designed to allow for lower heat generation without compromising tire life.
Type of documentation of superlative status: Web site

Location of coordinates: L'Aventure Michelin

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