Posted on June 01, 2011

MICHELIN® Bibsteel™ Extends Radial Line For Skid Steers

MICHELIN® BibSteel Hard-Surface Tire Joins MICHELIN BibSteel Family in Delivering Puncture Resistance, Endurance, Extended Wear

GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 1, 2011) – For even higher productivity on North American construction sites and work sites, Michelin introduces the newest extension of Michelin’s radial line for skid steers, the MICHELIN® BibSteel™ Hard-Surface tire. Following in the footsteps of the MICHELIN BibSteel All-Terrain radial, the BibSteel Hard Surface is the latest innovation in the company’s compact line, delivering increased traction and durability and a better ride than less-durable bias tires. The MICHELIN BibSteel Hard-Surface tire succeeds the MICHELIN® Stabil’XZSL® radial.

“With a robust, all-steel casing and belt package and enhanced traction, the BibSteel All-Terrain is the ideal product for the vast majority of the skid steer market, including job sites, construction and road work,” said Bob Rees, North American product manager for Michelin North America Agricultural Tires. “The BibSteel Hard-Surface, meanwhile, delivers all of the same features as the Bibsteel All Terrain with a tread designed specifically to provide excellent performance and maneuverability on hard and smooth surfaces.”

Three advantages bring key improvements for the Michelin BibSteel Hard-Surface radial. First, it retains the same proprietary rubber compound that delivers the reliable longevity of its predecessor so the BibSteel Hard-Surface delivers a longer tire life. Second, it has all-steel casing and crown plies for durability. And third, the BibSteel Hard-Surface radial features a rim guard, better sidewall impact and puncture resistance, all of which are critical on debris-strewn job sites.

The MICHELIN BibSteel Hard-Surface radial is now available in these sizes:

  • 10R16.5 (265/70R16.5)
  • 12R16.5 (305/70R16.5).

About Michelin North America

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The Company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires.  In addition to tires, the Company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America ( employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants. Forbes magazine has ranked Michelin No. 1 on its annual survey of “Best Large Employers in America” for 2018. Learn more about purpose-driven careers with a purpose-driven company at


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