Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America Inc., introduced the Michelin X Works Z, an all-position tire, for mixed on/off road applications that operate in demanding environments.
The Michelin X Works Z is designed to improve uptime. It features a 50 percent wider protector ply and a thicker layer of cushion gum than leading competitive tires; together, these provide extra protection and casing durability. The tire also offers a 5 percent increase in removal mileage.
“Construction, energy and tanker customers demand a tire that fights against road hazards so they can keep running and get their work done,” said Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “With multiple features to protect the casing and sidewall from shocks and impacts, the new Michelin X Works Z delivers the uptime, durability and capping those fleets demand.”
Its robust casing features a groove-to-groove protector ply to provide protection all the way to the outer grooves and thick shock-absorbing cushion gum for extra protection against impact shocks. The Michelin X Works Z also features a dual-layered defense against stone retention and stone-drilling, with V-channels and groove bottom protectors. The sidewall features a double treatment of TW6 Ozone Resistor for increased protection against ozone cracking and thick sidewalls to fight impacts.
Confident in the tire’s unsurpassed durability, Michelin stands behind the Michelin X Works Z with a six-month worry-free road-hazard guarantee. If the tire is taken out of service in the first six months or before 50 percent of its useable tread life, Michelin will provide a $200 credit per tire. The tire is available now in 11R22.5, 12R22.5 and 11R24.5 sizes in load range H and a 315/80R22.5 size in load range L. A 12R24.5 size in load range H will launch at a later date.