Off-road drive retread optimized for severe applications
LAVAL, QC, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Michelin Retread Technologies today announced the launch of the MICHELIN® XDY-EXTM Pre-MoldTM retread, a drive position retread built for demanding off-road
applications. The XDY-EX retread delivers exceptional durability and is
designed for single and tandem axle service in severe applications such
as logging, mining and construction.
"The Michelin XDY-EX Pre-Mold retread performs in even the most grueling
conditions due to its combination of tread design and proprietary
compound technology that delivers more uptime and excellent traction,"
said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas
Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc.
Designed for 70 percent or more service in off-road driving conditions,
the XDY-EX retread accepts chains and is available in 220 and 230mm
sizes; the 240 mm size will be available in December. The raised-block
sculpture has a deep 32/32nd tread that delivers exceptional traction, and a proprietary compound
technology contributes to greater wear resistance. The retread also
features stone ejector ledges on the side of the tread grooves that
help resist stone-drilling, increasing the service life of the casing.
About Michelin Retread Technologies
Established in the U.S. in 1998, Michelin Retread Technologies Inc.
(MRT) brings the rigor of Michelin new tire innovation and
manufacturing to both the process and product of retreading in North
America. The network of MRT franchisees operates 77 retread plants in
North America, Inc., which follow a consistent, rigorous, and highly
audited nine-step manufacturing process to deliver uniform results
across tires and retread plants. The MRT retreading plants use the most
advanced technology available to examine 100% of the casings before
retreading. Two patented retreading processes - Pre-Mold™ and Custom
Mold™ - use Michelin's new-tire design technology, allowing North
American fleets to maximize the life of their tire assets. MICHELIN®
retreads may be found in over 700 points of sale in the U.S. For more
information on Michelin Retread Technologies or MICHELIN® retreads,
ABOUT MICHELIN NORTH AMERICA
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 (www.michelin-us.com) employs more than 22,000 people and operates 18 major manufacturing
plants in 16 locations.
SOURCE: Michelin Canada
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