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Michelin XZY3 retread sends 'mixed' messages

Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) is enabling mixed-use fleets and owner-operators to take on the challenges of on/off-road applications with the new Michelin Retread Technologies XZY3 Pre-Mold retread.

“The mixed-use application can make retreading challenging to incorporate, because not every retread can perform in a difficult on/off-road environment," says Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for MATT, a division of Michelin North America Inc. "The XZY3 retread answers that call to provide application-specific features that promote long casing and tread life.”

The XZY3 retread’s compound is designed to protect against aggression, chipping and cutting, while a center groove bottom protector guards the center channel from any stone drilling -- and assists in ejecting any stones or debris from the groove.

Michelin says the tread’s four-rib design delivers the traction needed for the tire to operate in soft soil and mud, a regular challenge for tires in the mixed-use environment.

The retread is available in eight sizes: 210, 220, 230, 240, 250, 270, 280 and 290/345. The 290/345 size incorporates a winged tread design into the tread blocks for additional shoulder adhesion in high-scrub applications.

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