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Michelin Americas introduces the Michelin X Line Energy Z for line-haul steer applications.

Michelin Aeroplane tyres
Posted: March 1, 2016 at 1:11 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Michelin Americas introduced the Michelin X Line Energy Z for line-haul steer applications at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. Michelin said that the tyre will guarantee deliverance of 20 percent more mileage than any leading competitor’s line-haul steer tyres, while also delivering 5 percent better rolling resistance than the Michelin XZA3+ which will be replaced with this tyre. Michelin added that the tyre also comes with an ultra-fuel efficient casing, which will improve the rolling resistance throughout the tyre life.

Speaking of the launch, Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing, Michelin said, “Michelin is known for providing industry-leading mileage & even wear. The Michelin X Line Energy Z continues that evolution, while also increasing fuel efficiency, so fleets get the best of both worlds. This will allow fleets to get the most out of their line-haul steer tyres & that is what the new Michelin X Line Energy Z tyre is all about.”

Michelin says the new tyre features a dual-energy compound tread. The top layer controls tread stiffness & stress to reduce irregular wear, & decoupling grooves & directional miniature sipes promote even tyre wear. The bottom layer provides ultra-fuel efficiency & retreadability to minimize internal casing temperature for low-rolling resistance & extended casing life.

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