Posted on July 26, 2011

Michelin Unveils Two New Truck Tires for On/Off Road Applications


X Works XDY® Tire and XDY-EX2™ Tire for On/Off Road

GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 26, 2011) – Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) is introducing two new tires for on/off road applications. The new MICHELIN® X Works XDY® commercial truck tire is designed for exceptional traction and wear in on/off road applications, while the new MICHELIN ® XDY-EX2™ tire is Michelin's most aggressive drive axle tire for extreme operating conditions, such as logging, oil fields and

"For today's construction and on/off road fleets, it's all about operational efficiency," said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin
Americas Truck Tires. "Traction and overall tire protection are paramount to maintaining uptime. The MICHELIN X Works XDY and the XDY-EX2 tires feature
maximum sidewall protection with aggressive tread designs that deliver exceptional traction and durability."

The X Works XDY tire provides enhanced durability due to a more robust tread design, delivering a 10-percent mileage improvement when compared with the
MICHELIN® XDY®3 tire. Uptime is maximized with the directional tread design, improving the efficiency of mud evacuation
to provide greater levels of traction. Maximum tread and casing life is achieved with Co-Ex Technology, which combines a top tread layer of chip and
tear resistant compounds with a cool base tread layer to preserve the casing. The tire features extra-thick sidewall protection to guard against
shocks, snags, impacts or other damage, and it is available in two sizes: 11R22.5, 11R24.5.

The XDY-EX2 tire improves on the last-generation XDY-EX tire, offering better off-road and mud traction from an aggressive tread design with more void
area. Maximum tread and casing life is once again obtained due to Co-Ex Technology. With extra-thick sidewalls, the XDY-EX2 tire provides considerable
protection from the shocks, snags and impacts typically associated with severe service. The tire is available in an 11R24.5 size.


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About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide variety of industries — from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 22,500 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (