Michelin Americas Truck Tires has introduced the Michelin X Works Z, an all-position tire, for mixed on/off road applications. The Michelin X Works Z features a 50% wider protector ply and a thicker layer of cushion gum than leading competitive tires, the company said; together, these provide extra protection and casing durability. It also offers a 5% increase in removal mileage, according to Michelin.
“Construction, energy and tanker customers demand a tire that fights against road hazards so they can keep running and get their work done,” said Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “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 tire features a groove-to-groove protector ply to provide protection all the way to the outer grooves and thick shock-absorbing cushion gum for extra protection against impact shocks. The Michelin X Works Z also features a dual-layered defense against stone retention and stone-drilling, with V-channels and groove bottom protectors. The sidewall features a double treatment of TW6 Ozone Resistor for increased protection against ozone cracking and thick sidewalls to fight impacts, the company said.
The Michelin X Works Z is offered with a six-month worry-free road-hazard guarantee. If the tire is taken out of service in the first six months or before 50% of its useable tread life, Michelin will provide a $200 credit per tire. The tire is available now 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.