A new low-rolling-resistance steer tire that is EPA SmartWay-verified for improving fuel economy will also significantly boost miles-to-retread, according to Michelin North America. Introducing its next generation dual-compound tread technology, Michelin said the new XZA3+ Evertread steer tire will be guaranteed to run at least 30% longer than competitive steer tires in long-haul applications.
Michelin’s proprietary Co-Ex technology allows it to use multiple rubber compounds in a single tire, employing one compound for tread stiffness and regular wear in some sections, and another compound in other areas to deliver “ultra fuel-efficiency,” according to the company.
“Michelin is always looking to build on our existing industry-leading products and bring to market new technologies that deliver the next level of performance without compromise,” said Ted Becker, vp of marketing, Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “The XZA3+ Evertread tire, with its use of Michelin’s new patent pending Dual Compound Tread, is proof of this idea. In fact, Michelin is so confident in the XZA3+ Everread tire that we guarantee fleet and owner-operators will get more road than competitive tires.”
The XZA3+ Evertread tire is available in North America in four G-load range sizes ( 11R22.5, 275/80R22.5, 11R24.5 and 275/80R24.5), as well as in two H-load range sizes (11R22.5 and 275/80R22.5). In addition to the mileage guarantee, the new steer tire carries a three-retread limited warranty.