Michelin introduces urban/refuse truck tire

July 11, 2011

Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) has introduced the XZUS2 truck tire for refuse applications. The next-generation tire replaces the XZUS, and is also being introduced with a new retread size.

The company says the XZUS2 tire delivers up to a 20% increase in removal miles over its predecessor.  The new XZUS 280 retread size completes the XZUS Pre-Mold retread line for the most commonly used sizes in refuse applications.

“Refuse trucks need tires that stand up to the rigors of the environment,” says Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “These applications need extreme sidewall protection, scrub resistant treads, and maximum retreadability. The XZUS2 tire provides higher removal mileage, improved retreadability, and the protection to keep the vehicle up and running, even in the most difficult applications.” 

The XZUS2 tire features Michelin’s Co-Ex Technology and provides a 20% increase in wear life over its predecessor. Co-Ex Technology combines a scrub-resistant compound for long tread life and a cool base tread compound to reduce temperatures in the crown area and preserve the casing.

The company says that for application-specific protection, the tire features a robust shoulder design and protector ribs, as well as an optimized bead design that improves retreadability. The tire is available in a 315/80R22.5 size.

 The latest size offering for the XZUS Pre-Mold Retread, the 280 tread size, extends the ability to maximize the tire lifecycle in refuse applications. The XZUS Pre-Mold retread line, including the new 280 size, also comes with Co-Ex Technology, which preserves casing life and optimizes removal mileage.

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