Michelin Americas Truck Tires introduced the Michelin X One XZU S+ Pre-Mold retread—an all-position, next-generation wide-base single—for waste and refuse trucks that operate in demanding urban environments. This retread delivers up to 50% greater wear life compared to their previous iteration, and is designed with a special winged tread for maximum shoulder protection in high-scrub applications, the company said.
“With the demanding conditions in urban areas, waste and refuse customers are looking for retreads that can handle these punishing conditions and reduce their cost-per-hour,” said Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “The new Michelin X One XZU S+ Pre-Mold retread exceeds those demands with incredible wear life, even when trucks are continuously starting, stopping and turning as they pick up waste in city areas.”
The Michelin X One XZU S+ Pre-Mold retread features a 29/32-in. deep tread depth and an optimized, straight rib design. Co-extrusion technology and a unique two-layer compound minimize the casing temperature for enhanced durability, the company said.