Mow a New Path with the Mean Green EVO Mower


The Mean Green EVO ZTR-74 will have the option of being fitted with MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF tires (26x12N12 XL 10x8.5 +1.7 inch offset) as an original equipment rear-wheel option or as a replacement fitment on an existing EVO ZTR-74 mower, replacing its standard 26x12x12 tire.

“We are proud to partner with Mean Green Mowers to offer Tweels on their innovative all-electric mowers,” said Tony Marconi, business director, Michelin Tweel Technologies.

“We were challenged to develop a unique ‘hubless’ design that mounts directly to the motor hub drive unit. Mean Green Mowers are maintenance free, energy efficient, and more environmentally friendly than traditional mowers which is consistent with our ambition to deliver sustainable solutions that reduce operating costs and downtime.”

The development of this specific size and hub was a true collaboration between Michelin, Mean Green and the field testing partner, Parsons Landscape Services, Inc.

The 26x12N12 XL size has a 467 kg load capacity and can be used with or without a bagger system. The new design incorporates a hub-less design and utilizes either a 5-bolt configuration to attach the unit as a retrofit replacement for existing mowers, or a 10-bolt standard OE configuration for new production mowers.

A MICHELIN X TWEEL airless radial tire is a single unit that replaces the current tire-and-wheel assembly. There is no need for complex mounting equipment, and once they are bolted on, there is no air pressure to maintain. The unique energy transfer within the poly-resin spokes helps reduce the “bounce” associated with pneumatic tires, while providing outstanding handling characteristics. They are designed to perform like pneumatic tires, without the inconvenience and downtime caused by flat tires.

Source: Michelin North America, Inc.

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