Michelin unveils 'waste industry' tires

May 7, 2004

Michelin North America Inc.'s (MNA) new XZU S and X One XZU S truck tires are designed for vehicles in the waste industry.

"We have been supplying tires for waste industry trucks for many years, but these are the very first tires we designed specifically for use on waste vehicles that collect refuse and transport it to landfills or transfer stations," says Michael Burroughes, product porfolio manager, Michelin Americas Truck Tires.

The XZU S is available in size 315/80R22.5, load range L.

The X One XZU S will come in size 455/55R22.5 with a load range of M when it becomes available no later than the first quarter of 2005, say MNA officials.

It's the first Michelin X One super single "designed for use in a specific vocation."