Posted on April 28, 2016

New MICHELIN Pre-Mold Retread Designed for Demanding Urban Applications


MICHELIN X ONE XZUS+ retread delivers 50% greater wear life, enhanced durability and scrub resistance for refuse operations

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 28, 2016 — Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., has introduced the MICHELIN® X ONE® XZU®S+ Pre-MoldTM retread — an industry-leading, 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(1) and is designed with a special winged tread for maximum shoulder protection in high-scrub applications.


"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, vice president 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.”


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 outstanding wear.  Co-Extrusion technology and a unique two-layer compound minimize the casing temperature for enhanced durability. 


(1) compared to the MICHELIN® X One® XZU®S Pre-Mold retread

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About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its customers’ mobility, and sustainably; designing and distributing the most innovative tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 23,000 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (michelinman.com)