Michelin drive tire, single-wide retread

Michelin Americas Truck Tires March 23 introduced the Michelin X Multi Energy D drive tire for regional and the emerging super regional applications and the X One XDN2 Pre-Mold retread for carriers and owner-operators who want fuel and weight savings of a wide single with the traction of a lug-style tread. The retread is now available.

The SmartWay-verified Multi Energy D drive tire delivers enhanced fuel efficiency, optimized traction and long tread life, the company said. “This tire strongly addresses the mileage, fuel, traction and scrub concerns of the regional trucking application, as well as what we see as an emerging super regional application — trucks that operate approximately 100,000 miles per year  often within a 500-mile radius,” said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires.

Michelin’s Dual Energy Compound Tread has a top layer of tread rubber balanced to deliver fuel efficiency while exhibiting the needed wear properties to resist tread scrub. The bottom layer of tread rubber maintains cool casing temperatures for low rolling resistance and extended casing life, the company said.

Becker said, “X One wide single tires continue to offer huge benefits to the trucking industry. The Michelin X One XDN2 retread combined with the weight and fuel savings of the Michelin X One casing offers even better grip and fuel efficiency.”

The all-weather drive tread design now available in the X One XDN2 retread delivers traction and mileage, the company said. The retread’s Matrix Siping Technology provides traction on dry and slippery surfaces. Full-depth sipes supply traction, while the three-dimensional Matrix sipes lock together for the stability normally associated with solid tread blocks.

The Michelin X One XDN2 Pre-Mold is only available for retreading on Michelin X One casings. It also qualifies for the Michelin on Michelin Guarantee, which pledges 30 percent more mileage than competitor retreads and a second X One trailer retread on  a Michelin casing.

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