Michelin Americas Truck Tires has introduced an all-position tire for mixed on-off road applications in demanding environments. The new X Works Z comes with a six-month road-hazard guarantee.
The tire is available now in 11R22.5, 12R22.5 and 11R24.5 sizes in load range H and a 315/80R22.5 size in load range L. A 12R24.5 size in load range H will launch at a later date.
The X Works Z replaces Michelin’s XZY3 tire.
Michelin says the new X Works Z is designed to improve uptime. It features a 50% wider protector ply and a thicker layer of cushion gum than leading competitive tires, according to the company. Together, the protector ply and cushion gum provide extra protection and casing durability. New compounds have increased removal mileage by 5%.
The casing features a groove-to-groove protector ply to provide protection all the way to the outer grooves and thick shock-absorbing cushion gum for extra protection against impact shocks.
In addition to extra casing protection, the X Works Z also has a dual-layered defense against stone retention and stone-drilling, with V-channels and groove bottom protectors. The sidewall features a double treatment of the company’s ozone-resistant technology, TW6 Ozone Resistor, for increased protection against ozone cracking and thick sidewalls to fight impacts.
Michelin stands behind the X Works Z with a six-month worry-free road-hazard guarantee. If the tire is taken out of service in the first six months or before 50% of its useable tread life, Michelin will provide a $200 credit per tire.
"Construction, energy and tanker customers demand a tire that fights against road hazards so they can keep running and get their work done," says Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires.
"With multiple features to protect the casing and sidewall from shocks and impacts, the new Michelin X Works Z delivers the uptime, durability and capping those fleets demand."
Michelin Americas Truck Tires is a division of Michelin North America Inc.