Michelin expanded its line of wide single truck tires to include on- and off-road applications with the Michelin X One XZY3 tire. It is an all-position radial designed to replace a truck's dual assemblies for weight and fuel savings in vocational operations. The maker says the rubber compound for the XZY3 was selected to maximize chip and cut resistance and complement the long-life tread design and its 23/32 original tread dept. Michelin made the tire’s contact patch flat and stable to reduce irregular wear, and Infini-Coil Technology wraps a quarter mile of steel cable circumferentially around the casing to arrest casing growth.
September 28, 2010