Michelin releases new all-position tire
By Andrew Macklin
June 13, 2016 – Michelin North America (Canada) Inc., has introduced the Michelin X Works 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 wider protector ply and a thicker layer of cushion gum. Together, these provide extra protection and casing durability. The Michelin X Works Z also offers a five per cent increase in removal mileage and is backed by Michelin’s six-month road hazard guarantee.
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 defence 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.
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.