Michelin launches new-gen urban application tyre
Promising up to 20 per cent higher removal miles compared with its predecessor tyre, Michelin Americas Truck Tires has introduced its “next generation” tyre for refuse applications. The Michelin XZUS2, which replaces the XZUS, has been released in both new and retread fitments, the second of these rounding out the XZUS Pre-Mold retread line for the most commonly used sizes in refuse applications.
“Refuse trucks need tyres that stand up to the rigours of the environment,” commented Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “These applications need extreme sidewall protection, scrub resistant treads, and maximum retreadability. The XZUS2 tyre provides higher removal mileage, improved retreadability, and the protection to keep the vehicle up and running, even in the most difficult applications.”
As mentioned above, Michelin says the XZUS2, which features what the manufacturer calls ‘Co-Ex Technology’, provides a 20 per cent increase in wear life compared with its predecessor. Co-Ex Technology combines a scrub-resistant compound for long tread life and a cool base tread compound to reduce temperatures in the crown area and preserve the casing. For application-specific protection, the XZUS2 features a robust shoulder design and protector ribs, as well as an optimised bead design which improves retreadability. The tyre is currently available in size 315/80R22.5.
The latest size offering for the XZUS Pre-Mold Retread, the 280 tread size, extends the ability to maximise the tire lifecycle in refuse applications. The XZUS Pre-Mold retread line, including the new 280 size, also comes with Co-Ex Technology.