Caption: ABOVE: An anti-lock braking system (ABS) is a standard feature on all TAPVs, and its Michelin 16.00R20 XZL
tires have a central tire inflation system to optimize the ride for varying terrain as well as reduce the effect of a flat tire during combat, (textron systems)
And you can mix the Goodyear AT-2A and Michelin XZL
tires with no problems.
Note that the XZL
is used on the M1070 heavy equipment transporter and the Ml074/M1075 palletized loading system tractor.
Mobility is further enhanced by the height-adjustable McPherson strut suspension system and by the large 14.00/R 20 XZL
tyres fitted with central inflation and runflat inserts.
The suspension is paired with smaller 395/85R20 XZL
Michelin tires and aluminum wheels (instead of steel), which also help to reduce the weight of the truck, said Binder.
The bolt-together rim does require a tubeless tire, though, So Michelin XL tubed tires must be replaced with Michelin XZL
or Goodyear AT2A tubeless tires before installing a bolt-together rim.
Michelin, by large the principal military tyre manufacturer, introduced at Eurosatory 2010 its new XZL2, which has the same payload performance of the widely used XZL
pneumatic, but allows 10 to 15 km/h-higher top speeds.
The tires themselves are Michelin 16.00R20 XZL
models with "limp home" capability if the CTIS cannot maintain pressure.
The tires are Michelin 16.00 R20 XZL
models using Hutchinson bead locks and a Tatra manual central inflation system with low-pressure limit.