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Michelin focuses on sidewall protection

Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) is introducing two tires for on/off road applications: the Michelin X Works XDY and the Michelin XDY-EX2.

“For today’s construction and on/off road fleets, it’s all about operational efficiency,” says Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for MATT. “Traction and overall tire protection are paramount to maintaining uptime.

"The Michelin X Works XDY and the XDY-EX2 tires feature maximum sidewall protection with aggressive tread designs that deliver exceptional traction and durability.”

The Michelin X Works XDY

The X Works XDY is a commercial truck tire designed for "exceptional" traction and wear in on/off road applications, according to the company. It provides enhanced durability due to a more robust tread design, delivering a 10% mileage improvement when compared with the Michelin XDY3 tire.

Michelin says uptime is maximized with the directional tread design, which improves the efficiency of mud evacuation to provide greater levels of traction. Maximum tread and casing life is achieved with Co-Ex Technology, which combines a top tread layer of chip and tear resistant compounds with a cool base tread layer to preserve the casing.

The tire features extra-thick sidewall protection to guard against shocks, snags, impacts or other damage, and it is available in two sizes: 11R22.5, 11R24.5.

Michelin XDY-EX2

The XDY-EX2 is Michelin’s most aggressive drive axle tire for extreme operating conditions such as logging, oil fields and mining. It improves on the last-generation XDY-EX tire, offering better off-road and mud traction from an aggressive tread design with more void area, according to Michelin.

Maximum tread and casing life is once again obtained due to Co-Ex Technology. With extra-thick sidewalls, the XDY-EX2 tire provides considerable protection from the shocks, snags and impacts typically associated with severe service. The tire is available in size 11R24.5.

For more information on MATT, a division of Michelin North America Inc., visit www.michelintruck.com.

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