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Michelin launches new retread for refuse trucks

Michelin reports that tread wear life on its new X One XZU S+ has been extended by 50 percent over its predecessor, the X One XZU S.Michelin reports that tread wear life on its new X One XZU S+ has been extended by 50 percent over its predecessor, the X One XZU S.

Michelin now offers the X One XZU S+ Pre-Mold retread for waste and refuse trucks which the company says delivers 50 percent greater wear life than its predecessor, the X One XZU S.

The all-position, wide-base single retread is designed with a special winged tread for increased shoulder protection in high-scrub applications.

“With the demanding conditions in urban areas, waste and refuse customers are looking for retreads that can handle these punishing conditions and reduce their cost-per-hour,” said Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires.

“The new Michelin X One XZU S+ Pre-Mold retread exceeds those demands with incredible wear life, even when trucks are continuously starting, stopping and turning as they pick up waste in city areas.”

The X One XZU S+ features a 29/32-inch deep tread depth and an optimized, straight rib design that the company says contributes to outstanding wear.  Co-extrusion technology and a unique two-layer compound are designed to minimize the casing temperature for enhanced durability.

According to Michelin, the X One XZU S+ offers “50 percent greater wear life, enhanced durability and scrub resistance” over the X One XZU S.