Cary, North Carolina — Tractor and ride-on lawnmower maker John Deere is offering the Michelin X Tweel Turf airless radial tyre for stand-alone purchases.
The company came to the decision after being "overwhelmed by the positive response, the airless radial has received from the commercial mowing industry since its initial launch," said James Dutton, tactical marketing manager for John Deere.
He continued "customers can now add this technology to existing machines in their fleets."
When launched the Michelin X Tweel Turf radial tyre was sold exclusively for John Deere Z Track 900 models with 54, 60 and 72 inch deck sizes as part of a new machine purchase. Customers will now be buy the tyres for existing Z track 900 series models providing users with greater performance range, said John Deere.
The Tweel has the same dimensions and bolt pattern as the standard 24 x 12 x 12 tyre, and features automotive rubber technology allowing the tyres to last three times longer than standard turf tires, John Deere said.