Do Michelin Tires That Use Tweel Technology Cost More Than Ordinary Tires?

Do Michelin Tires That Use Tweel Technology Cost More Than Ordinary Tires?

Do Michelin Tires That Use Tweel Technology Cost More Than Ordinary Tires?

Michelin Tweels are commercially available for agricultural and construction vehicles only, such as skid loaders and commercial mowers, and cost significantly more than conventional pneumatic radial tires, as of 2015. A Tweel for a front end loader costs around $1,200, compared to $200 to $800 for a conventional counterpart.

John Deere commercial mowers that are equipped with Tweels typically cost $750 more than the same model with standard tires. The Tweel is a tire and wheel combination that has a replaceable tread, and polyurethane spokes instead of air for support. The commercial applications targeted for the Tweel have a high rate of flat tires with conventional models, due to the work environment, that cause expensive downtime.