GREENVILLE, S.C., Feb. 24, 2020 — Michelin North America is launching two new pre-mold retreads to broaden its lineup of tire retread technologies.
The MICHELIN® X® Multi D Pre-Mold retread will address the growing trend in applications that demand traction and durability in pickup and delivery, food and beverage, and less-than-truckload applications for regional and urban delivery. This retread launch, coming in March, will complement the previous release of the X Multi D tire.
For improved fuel efficiency and wear in line-haul trailer operations, the MICHELIN® X® Line Energy T Pre-Mold retread is immediately available to serve the dry-van truckload, tanker and super-regional categories.
The MICHELIN X Multi D Pre-Mold retread offers exceptional scrub resistance and traction without compromising mileage performance. It offers the same tread-regeneration technology as the MICHELIN® X® Multi D tire. The MICHELIN X Multi D retread is available in 220, 230 and 240 tread widths with a deep 28/32-inch tread depth. The 250 and 260 tread widths will be available mid-year.
“With the increase in on-time, same-day or next-day deliveries, customers are looking for retreads that can stand up to regional and last-mile delivery use,” said Adam Murphy, vice president of B2B marketing for Michelin. “The new X Multi D pre-mold retread complements our tire offering in meeting those needs while offering durability, quality and uptime in this ever-increasing and demanding segment.”
For line-haul applications, the MICHELIN X Line Energy T Pre-Mold retread meets SmartWay® requirements and offers breakthrough new-tire technology in a retread. This premium trailer-position retread offers fuel savings through its advanced compound tread for a lower total cost of ownership. New siping technology and decoupling grooves support even wear. The retread is available in six tread widths: 200, 210, 220, 230, 240 and 250 – all with 11/32-inch tread depth.