Off-road drive retread optimized for severe applications
Michelin Retread Technologies today announced the launch of the MICHELIN® XDY-EXTM Pre-MoldTM retread, a drive position retread built for demanding off-road applications. The XDY-EX retread delivers exceptional durability and is designed for single and tandem axle service in severe applications such as logging, mining and construction.
“The Michelin XDY-EX Pre-Mold retread performs in even the most grueling conditions due to its combination of tread design and proprietary compound technology that delivers more uptime and excellent traction” said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc.
Designed for 70 percent or more service in off-road driving conditions, the XDY-EX retread accepts chains and is available in 220 and 230mm sizes; the 240 mm size will be available in December. The raised-block sculpture has a deep 32/32nd tread that delivers exceptional traction, and a proprietary compound technology contributes to greater wear resistance. The retread also features stone ejector ledges on the side of the tread grooves that help resist stone-drilling, increasing the service life of the casing.
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.