Michelin adds drive tire retread

Michelin Americas Truck Tires has added a drive tire retread for regional and emerging “super-regional” applications. The X Multi Energy D Pre-Mold retread complements the SmartWay-verified Michelin X Multi Energy D drive tire.

The retread, also SmartWay verified, is “guaranteed to deliver 25% longer tread life than competitive retreads, while providing exceptional fuel efficiency and scrub resistance in regional applications,” the company said.

It is also guaranteed for a second retread when retreaded on a Michelin casing by Michelin Retread Technologies (MRT) dealers.

“With shorter routes trending in the trucking industry, customers are looking for tires and retreads that can handle mixed highway and regional use,” said Bianca Hogan, U.S. marketing director for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “The new Michelin X Multi Energy D Pre-Mold retread complements our new tire offering in meeting those needs and performs especially well in 4x2 applications.”

The retread features a dual energy compound where the top layer provides exceptional removal mileage, the company noted. The bottom layer allows the tread to run cool, minimizing internal casing temperatures for low rolling resistance and extended casing life. It also comes with Michelin’s inter-locking Matrix Siping, which offers traction and even wear. 

The retread is available in three tread widths: 220, 230 and 240 – all with 21/32 in. tread depth.

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