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Michelin launches new X One wide-base tire

Oct. 16, 2014

Michelin Americas Truck Tires has announced the launch of a new X One wide-base tire. The X One Multi Energy T wide-base single-trailer tire, for regional operations, is U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay-verified.

The tire offers a weight savings, allowing fleets to carry 700 lbs. of additional freight versus dual applications, Michelin said. It is engineered with breakthrough Advanced Casing Technology design, which changes the casing shape of the tire during use to reduce irregular wear, the company explained. This results in a contact patch with a consistent footprint, regardless of payload weight.

Solid shoulder architecture delivers significant wear improvement and the wide Infini-Coil Technology provides a consistent footprint for improved removal mileage. Compared to the X One XTE, the new X One Multi Energy T delivers a 15% reduction in rolling resistance.

“Regional fleets that focus on fuel and weight will benefit from the performance of the new Michelin X One Multi Energy T offering.  This tire also fights irregular wear, which is especially important for trailer tires, as fleets often experience this issue in both dual and wide base single tires,” said Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “Michelin continues our leadership in wide base singles by introducing another innovation that significantly improves our customers’ bottom line. It’s a no compromise solution that provides the weight savings, fuel efficiency and removal mileage that regional fleets need."

The X One Multi Energy T tire, which replaces the X One XTE,  is available  now in the 445/50R22.5 size.  The 455/50R22.5 size will be available early 2015.  
 

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