Michelin introduces next generation steer tire

June 8, 2011

A new Michelin steer tire,the XZA3+ Evertread is more than SmartWay-certified. The tire features both low-rolling resistance and long tread wear.

Michelin is always looking to build on its existing products "and bring to market new technologies that deliver the next level of performance without compromise,” says Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires.

“The XZA3+ Evertread tire, with its use of Michelin’s new patent pending Dual Compound Tread, is proof of this idea. In fact, Michelin is so confident in the XZA3+ Evertread tire that we guarantee fleet and owner-operators will get more road than competitive tires.”

The new steer tire is guaranteed to last "at least 30% longer than the competition" in long-haul applications. For complete details on the guarantee, visit the Michelin Americas Truck Tires Web site.

The tire features Michelin’s new generation of Co-Ex Technology, the patent-pending Dual Compound Tread. This technology allows tire designers to utilize multiple rubber compounds at different places in the tread.

1. One compound is specifically engineered to control tread stiffness and stress to reduce irregular wear, delivering "unrivaled" tread life without compromising other characteristics.

2. Another compound delivers ultra fuel-efficiency and keeps the tire’s operating temperatures low, guarding the casing for retreading. The XZA3+ Evertread is backed by a three-retread limited warranty.

The new generation XZA3+ Evertread continues to provide the optimum handling and responsiveness in both dry and wet conditions that helped the previous generation Michelin XZA3 "earn billions of miles of driver satisfaction." It is available in North America in six sizes. The four load range G sizes are: 11R22.5, 275/80R22.5, 11R24.5 and 275/80R24.5. The two load range H sizes are 11R22.5 and 275/80R22.5.

Michelin Americas Truck Tires is a division of Michelin North America Inc. For more information, visit www.michelintruck.com.