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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Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its clients’ 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, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) has more than 21,400 employees and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.