Michelin is launching two new pre-mold retreads to broaden its lineup of tire retread technologies.
The Michelin X Multi T-SA pre-mold retread is designed to address the scrub and stresses in spread axle and tag axle applications in regional and super-regional operations. The Michelin X ONE Line Energy T2 pre-mold retread is designed to improve trailer tread wear for the line-haul market.
“Fleet managers are under pressure to have well-managed tire programs, yet some managers may be pressured into selecting low-priced tires instead of high-quality retreads,” said Adam Murphy, vice president of B2B marketing for Michelin, in a press release. “The smart money is on retreads. Retreading plays the central role in delivering the lowest total tire program cost and creates the greatest return on a fleet’s tire investment. In addition, manufacturing a retreaded tire requires 15 gallons less oil and approximately 90-100 pounds less total material than a new tire, so the environment also benefits.”
Michelin X Multi T-SA Pre-Mold Retread
The Michelin X Multi T-SA offers a new premium rubber compound, which enhances scrub resistance and wear rate, and a rounded, solid shoulder to provide resistance to aggression, company officials said.
This retread provides maximum tread-to-shoulder adhesion in high scrub applications, and groove-bottom protectors defend against stone drilling.
Michelin X Multi T-SA retread is available with a 16/32-inch tread depth in six tread base width/tread width with wings including 185/225, 195/235, 205/245, 215/255, 225/265 and 245/285.
Michelin X ONE Line Energy T2 Pre-Mold Retread
The Michelin X ONE Line Energy T2 pre-mold retread is designed for better wear versus the Michelin X ONE Line Energy T pre-mold retread it replaces.
For line-haul applications, the retread has microsipes and a solid shoulder to help reduce irregular wear. This premium trailer-position retread offers fuel savings through its advanced compound tread, company officials said.
A winged tread provides maximum shoulder adhesion to the casing while waved grooves help prevent stone drilling and wide grooves promote improved water evacuation.
This retread meets SmartWay requirements. It is available is available in a 375/425 tread base width/tread width with wings size with a 13/32-inch tread depth. It will be available July 1.