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Michelin introduces super-single with off-road capabilities

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Michelin has expanded its line of wide-base single tires to include a tire with on- and off-road...


Michelin's new X One wide-base tire is now capable of serving in off-road applications.
Michelin's new X One wide-base tire is now capable of serving in off-road applications.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Michelin has expanded its line of wide-base single tires to include a tire with on- and off-road capabilities.

The Michelin X One XZY3 tire is an all-position radial super-single tire designed for optimized weight savings and significant fuel savings, for use with on- and off-road operations, according to the company’s public relations manager.

“The X One XZY3 tire features a long tread life using a special compound, with outstanding chip-and-cut resistance, needed for an off-road application,” says Mark Burd.

“With an original tread depth of 23/32, the tire’s flat and stable contact patch reduces irregular wear, thanks to Michelin infini-coil technology, which features a quarter-of-a-mile of steel cable wrapped circumferentially around the casing, to eliminate casing growth.”

Enhanced protection from stone drilling is provided by variable pitch groove walls, and groove bottom protectors in the center grooves, according to the PR manager. Burd adds that the new tire also provides a reinforced bead package, featuring a wide metallic chafer, which leads to great bead durability and resistance to heat, which is common in stop/start applications, he adds.

“The aggressive shoulder design delivers outstanding wet and soft soil traction, while Michelin’s co-extrusion rubber technology provides cooler on-road operating temperatures at speeds up to 75 mph,” adds Burd.

The new Michelin tire is available in a 445/55R22.5 size.


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