XZA3®+ Designed to Handle Today’s Heavier Tractors with Required Emissions Abatement and Monitoring Equipment
GREENVILLE, S.C., May 6, 2015 –Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., today announced the launch of two new sizes of the popular MICHELIN® XZA3®+. This ultra-fuel-efficient tire has U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay® verification. The line is being expanded to meet market and original equipment demands, which require steer tires to handle heavier tractor weights. With the two new load range H sizes, owner operators and fleets can carry the additional weight without any change in tire performance. The tire also delivers excellent casing retreadability that is backed by Michelin’s seven-year, 700,000 mile or 3-retread limited warranty.
“The expansion of the MICHELIN XZA3+ line provides a solution for today’s evolving tractor equipment and aids in reducing greenhouse gas emissions — factors that are important to Michelin, original equipment manufacturers and the industry as a whole,” said Bianca Hogan, director of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “Along with the ability to handle heavier tractor weights, the XZA3+ will continue to deliver the fuel savings, tread longevity and casing retreadability fleets expect from this proven tire.”
The two new available sizes, which are reinforced with additional steel belts for added carrying capacity, are 11R24.5 and 275/80R24.5 (load range H). The XZA3+ line also includes those same sizes in load range G, as well as 11R22.5 and 275/80R22.5 sizes (both available in load range G and H).
Delivering top-quality tires, services and information for over-the-road, super-regional, regional, urban, on/off road and recreational vehicle (RV) applications, Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) is the commercial truck tire division of Michelin North America. MATT provides original and replacement commercial truck tires, retreading products and services through Michelin Retread Technologies, Inc. (MRT), and a host of services tailored to the needs of owner-operators and fleets of all sizes.
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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.