GREENVILLE, S.C., June 7, 2016 — Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., has introduced the MICHELIN® X® WorksTM 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% wider protector ply and a thicker layer of cushion gum than leading competitive tires1; together, these provide extra protection and casing durability. The MICHELIN X Works Z also offers a 5% increase in removal mileage2 and is backed by Michelin’s six-month worry-free road hazard guarantee3.
“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 guarantee3. If the tire is taken out of service in the first six months or before 50% 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.
(1) Protector ply width and cushion gum thickness compared to Bridgestone® M843 & M853 and Goodyear® G751™ MSA Duraseal in size 11R22.5 LRH.
(2) Results based on three small scale internal field tests using customer fleet vehicles vs. MICHELIN® XZY® 3 in size 11R24.5 LRH. Actual results may vary.
(3) See michelintruck.com/xworksz for details.
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America, Inc. (www.michelinman.com) employs more than 22,650 and operates 20 major manufacturing plants. To learn more about truck tires and services, visit www.michelintruck.com.
Mary Ann Kotlarich
Michelin North America