Michelin Introduces X Line Energy Z Steer Tire
Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., is launching the Michelin X Line Energy Z for line-haul steer applications. The tire is available March 1 in 11R22.5, 275/80R22.5, 11R24.5 and 275/80R24.5 sizes in both G and H load ranges.
Michelin says the SmartWay-verified tire is guaranteed to deliver 20% more mileage than leading competitor line-haul steer tires, while also delivering 5% better rolling resistance than the Michelin XZA3+ tire it replaces.
The tire features a new, ultra-fuel-efficient casing, so the improvement in rolling resistance follows the tire throughout its life, from new to retread.
"Michelin is known for providing industry-leading mileage and even wear. The Michelin X Line Energy Z continues that evolution, while also increasing fuel efficiency, so fleets get the best of both worlds,” says Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires.
The Michelin X Line Energy Z features a patented dual-energy compound tread. The top layer controls tread stiffness and stress to reduce irregular wear. Decoupling grooves and directional miniature sipes promote even tire wear.The bottom layer provides ultra-fuel efficiency and retreadability to minimize internal casing temperatures for low rolling resistance and extended casing life, according to the company.
Providing maximum retreadability and a casing designed for endurance, the Michelin X Line Energy Z comes with the 7/7/3 manufacturer’s limited casing warranty. This includes coverage against defects in workmanship and materials for 700,000 miles, seven years or three retreads from the date of manufacture when retreaded by an authorized Michelin Retread Technologies (MRT) dealer.
The company says the Michelin X Line Energy Z steer tire can be combined with the following tires to offer a complete SmartWay line-haul solution:
• dual applications — Michelin X Line Energy Z steer tire, Michelin X Line Energy D drive tire and Michelin X Line Energy T trailer tire; and
• wide base applications — Michelin X Line Energy Z steer tire, Michelin X One Line Energy D drive tire and Michelin X One Line Energy T trailer tire.
For more information, visit the company’s website.