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Choosing the right tires

Choose the right Michelin off-road tire to maximize your performance.

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Michelin tread pattern board

Step 1: Define Your Usage

The international classification defines 4 types of use.

The sidewall of a tire indicates which type it belongs to:

  • C: Compactor
  • E: Earthmoving
  • G: Grader
  • L: Loader and bulldozer

Choose the right Michelin off-road tire to maximize your performance. Click here for more information.

Step 2: Analyze usage conditions and ground composition

Michelin Figure of usages classification

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Michelin Figure of usages classification

There are different depths and shapes of lugs. The choice of tread type depends primarily on the soil or road surface most used: traction, abrasion and cut risk, rapid wear and tear, etc. Optimum material performance largely depends on the choice of tire:

  • 1: Lined (normal tread depth)
  • 2: Traction (normal tread depth)
  • 3: Normal (normal tread depth)
  • 4: Depth (deep tread)
  • 5: Very deep (deep tread)
  • 6: Flotation (normal tread)

MICHELIN tires are ready for any environment!

Step 3: Know your TKPH

To choose the right tire, you need to know your TKPH. The TKPH (Ton Kilometers Per Hour) is an essential characteristic of the working capacity of your tires. For the same size and pattern, there may be several types of rubber, each associated with a different TKPH. TKPH (Ton Kilometers Per Hour) values are part of the tire characteristics. They depend on the load capacity of each size, the number of kilometers allowed per hour per tire type, and are given for a standard ambient temperature of 38°C.

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tkph graph

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