Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America Inc., headquartered in Greenville, introduced the Michelin X ONE XZU S+ Pre-Mold retread – an all-position, next-generation wide-base single – for waste and refuse trucks that operate in demanding urban environments. This retread delivers up to 50 percent greater wear life and is designed with a special winged tread for maximum shoulder protection in high-scrub applications.
The Michelin X ONE XZU S+ Pre-Mold retread features a 29/32-inch deep tread depth and an optimized, straight rib design that contribute to wear life, according to a statement from Michelin. Coextrusion technology and a unique two-layer compound minimize the casing temperature for enhanced durability.
“With the demanding conditions in urban areas, waste and refuse customers are looking for retreads that can handle these punishing conditions and reduce their cost per hour,” said Adam Murphy, VP of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “The new Michelin X ONE XZU S+ Pre-Mold retread exceeds those demands with incredible wear life, even when trucks are continuously starting, stopping and turning as they pick up waste in city areas.”