A Michelin Update for Refuse Trucks: the X One XZU S+ Pre-Mold Retread

April 28, 2016

Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America Inc., has introduced the Michelin X One XZU S+ Pre-Mold retread, an all-position, next-generation wide-base single for waste and refuse trucks.

The tire maker says this retread delivers up to 50% greater wear life compared to its predecessor, the Michelin X One XZU S Pre-Mold, and is designed with a special winged tread for maximum shoulder protection in high-scrub applications.

"With the demanding conditions in urban areas, waste and refuse customers are looking for retreads that can handle these punishing conditions and reduce their cost-per-hour," says Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. "The new Michelin X One XZU S+ Pre-Mold retread exceeds those demands with incredible wear life, even when trucks are continuously starting, stopping and turning as they pick up waste in city areas."

The Michelin X One XZU S+ Pre-Mold retread features a 29/32-inch deep tread and an optimized, straight rib design designed for outstanding wear. Co-extrusion technology and a two-layer compound minimize the casing temperature for enhanced durability, the company says.

For more information, visit www.michelintruck.com.