Michelin North America Inc. is expanding its lineup of pre-mold retreads with two new products — one for regional and urban deliveries, and the other for line-haul trailer operations. The Michelin X Multi D Pre-Mold retread will address the growing need in applications that require traction and durability in pickup and delivery, food and beverage, and less-than-truckload applications for regional and urban delivery. Available in March 2020, this retread will complement the previous release of the X Multi D tire.
The retread offers the same tread-regeneration technology as the Michelin X Multi D tire. It's available in 220, 230 and 240 tread widths with a deep 28/32-inch tread depth. The 250 and 260 tread widths will be available mid-year.
The Michelin X Line Energy T Pre-Mold retread is designed with improved fuel efficiency and wear for line-haul trailer operations. This retread is available immediately to serve the dry-van truckload, tanker and super-regional categories. This retread meets SmartWay requirements and offers what Michelin calls "breakthrough new-tire technology in a retread." The trailer-position retread offers fuel savings through its advanced compound tread for a lower total cost of ownership. New siping technology and decoupling grooves support even wear. The retread is available in six tread widths: 200, 210, 220, 230, 240 and 250 — all with 11/32-inch tread depth.
“With the increase in on-time, same-day or next-day deliveries, customers are looking for retreads that can stand up to regional and last-mile delivery use,” says Adam Murphy, vice president of business-to-business marketing for Michelin. “The new X Multi D pre-mold retread complements our tire offering in meeting those needs while offering durability, quality and uptime in this ever-increasing and demanding segment.”