New advanced casing technology delivers breakthrough reduction in trailer tire irregular wear
GREENVILLE, SC, Oct. 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., announced the launch of the MICHELIN® X® One® MultiTM Energy T, a wide-base single- trailer tire for regional operations that is U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay®-verified. This latest addition to the X One® family of tires delivers a significant reduction in irregular wear and outstanding fuel economy, while allowing fleets to carry more than 700 pounds of additional freight versus dual applications.
The MICHELIN X One Multi Energy T is engineered with breakthrough Advanced Casing Technology design, which changes the casing shape of the tire during use to reduce irregular wear. This results in a contact patch with a consistent footprint, regardless of payload weight. Solid shoulder architecture delivers significant wear improvement and the wide Infini-Coil Technology™ provides a consistent footprint for improved removal mileage. Compared to the MICHELIN® X One® XTE®, the MICHELIN X One Multi Energy T also delivers a 15% reduction in rolling resistance, for outstanding fuel economy.
"Regional fleets that focus on fuel and weight will benefit from the performance of the new MICHELIN X One Multi Energy T offering. This tire also fights irregular wear, which is especially important for trailer tires, as fleets often experience this issue in both dual and wide base single tires," said Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. "Michelin continues our leadership in wide base singles by introducing another innovation that significantly improves our customers' bottom line. It's a no compromise solution that provides the weight savings, fuel efficiency and removal mileage that regional fleets need."
The MICHELIN X One Multi Energy T tire, which replaces the MICHELIN® X One® XTE, is available now in the 445/50R22.5 size. The 455/50R22.5 size will be available early 2015.
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 21,500 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants in 16 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. To learn more about truck tires and services, visit www.michelintruck.com.
SOURCE: Michelin Canada
For further information: Mary Ann Kotlarich, Michelin North America, 864.458.4884, [email protected]