Michelin Americas Truck Tires has introduced the Michelin X Works Z all-position heavy duty tyre for mixed on/off-road applications used in demanding environments.
According to the company, the tyre is designed to improve uptime with a 50 per cent wider protector ply and a thicker layer of cushion gum than leading competitors. Performance gains reportedly include a 5 per cent increase in mileage.
Furthermore, the casing of the X Works Z features a dual-layer construction to defend against stone retention and stone-drilling with V-channels and groove bottom protectors. And the sidewall is protected with an ozone resistor for increased protection against cracking.
Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires, commented: “Construction, energy and tanker customers demand a tire that fights against road hazards so they can keep running and get their work done. With multiple features to protect the casing and sidewall from shocks and impacts, the new Michelin X Works Z delivers the uptime, durability and capping those fleets demand.”
The tyre is available in North America in 11R22.5, 12R22.5 and 11R24.5 sizes in load range H and a 315/80R22.5 size in load range L. A 12R24.5 size in load range H will launch at a later date. cja