November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Kenworth now offers the new Michelin X Line Energy D drive tire for Kenworth heavy- and medium-duty trucks involved in line haul applications.
Designed for traction and wear, the new Michelin X Line Energy D tire delivers Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay-verified fuel efficiency together with long tread life, according to Michelin.
The Michelin X Line Energy D tire is also available for the Kenworth C500, T270, T370, T440, T470, T800 and W900.
The Michelin X Line Energy D tire delivers fuel economy with wear resistance by using Michelin's Dual Energy Compound Tread. The top layer of tread rubber is precisely balanced to deliver fuel efficiency while exhibiting the needed wear properties to resist tread scrub. The bottom layer of tread rubber maintains cool casing temperatures for low rolling resistance and extended casing life.
Kenworth is offering the tire's 22.5-inch version for build in January with the 24.5-inch version expected to become available later in the first quarter of 2013.
This past summer, Kenworth began offering the Michelin X Multi Energy D drive tire, which is designed for optimized traction and tread life in regional and super-regional applications. The EPA SmartWay-designated drive tire is available for the T440, T470, T660, T680, T700, T800 and W900.