North America’s most fuel efficient drive tire and retread* push performance boundaries
GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 3, 2013) –Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., today announced the launch of the MICHELIN® X ONE® LINETM ENERGY D tire and Pre-MoldTM retread. Michelin’s latest new generation wide base single tire and retread for the line haul drive position features industry leading fuel economy with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay® verification.
"The MICHELIN X One Line Energy D tire pushes the boundaries of performance with a 15 percent improvement in tread life versus the MICHELIN XDA Energy tire,” said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “The X One Line Energy D tire also delivers what fleets are seeking today, the best fuel efficiency without compromising tread life.”
The MICHELIN X ONE LINE ENERGY D tire is engineered with dual energy compounds that provide a top layer of tread rubber for increased fuel efficiency and exceptional wear properties. The bottom layer incorporates a cool running tread rubber which minimizes internal casing temperatures for low rolling resistance and extended casing life.
The MICHELIN X ONE LINE ENERGY D tire is directional and uses matrix siping for optimized traction and even wear. The tire has a wide footprint and a solid shoulder that reduces irregular wear. It incorporates two Michelin exclusive features –Michelin's Infini-Coil Technology™, a 1/4 mile of steel cable to help eliminate casing growth and a rectangular -bead bundle that reduces heat and fatigue. The tire has a full width elastic protector ply for greater casing protection and is available in the 445/50R22.5 size. It is replacing the MICHELIN X ONE XDA Energy.
The MICHELIN X ONE LINE ENERGY D Pre-Mold retread offers industry leading fuel economy coupled with long tread life and outstanding traction. The retread leverages Michelin on Michelin retread design on the Michelin X One casing enabled by Infini-coil Technology. Michelin guarantees a second trailer retread on a casing. The retread has a top layer of tread rubber delivering enhanced wear resistance and reduced rolling resistance, while the bottom layer minimizes internal casing temperatures for low rolling resistance and extended casing life. The winged tread, which extends the tread life, disperses stress resulting in a highly durable bond to provide maximum shoulder adhesion in high scrub applications. The retread has 22/32nds of tread depth and is only available for retreading on 445/50R22.5 MICHELIN® X One ® casings. The retread will be available July 1. Additional details can be found at michelintruck.com.
*Based on industry standard rolling resistance testing of comparable drive tires and retreads. Actual results may vary, and may be impacted by many factors, to include road conditions, weather and environment, driver performance, etc.
About Michelin North America
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires. Since 1989, Michelin has received 80 J.D. Power tire customer satisfaction awards—five times the number of all other tire manufacturers combined. In addition to tires, the company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.
Category: Heavy Truck
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