Michelin launches new retread for on/off-road applications

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GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin Retread Technologies has launched a new retread tire designed for mixed-use fleets and owner/operators that operate both on- and off-road applications: the XZY 3 Pre-Mold retread.

“Retreading is an excellent way for fleets to lower their cost of operation,” said Ted Becker, vice-president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “The mixed-use application can make retreading challenging to incorporate, because not every retread can perform in a difficult on/off-road environment. The XZY3 retread answers that call to provide application-specific features that promote long casing and tread life.”

The XZY3 retread’s compound is designed to protect against aggression, chipping and cutting, while a centre groove bottom protector guards the centre channel from any stone drilling and also assists in ejecting any stones or debris from the groove.

The tread’s four-rib design also delivers traction for tires operating in soft soil and mud, a regular challenge for tires in the mixed-use environment, officials remind.

The retread is available in eight sizes — 210, 220, 230, 240, 250, 270, 280 and 290/345. The 290/345 size incorporates a winged tread design into the tread blocks for additional shoulder adhesion in high-scrub applications.

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