Michelin adds new tire to X One line
May 1, 2005 12:00 PM
THE NEWEST addition to the Michelin X One family is the XDA-HT Plus drive tire for use in weight sensitive, long haul, and regional operations. The new tire is the sixth addition to the X One line and was rolled out at the Mid-America Trucking Show March 31 to April 2 in Louisville, Kentucky.
“The X One XDA-HT plus tire is the latest in the company's series of weight and fuel saving wide single tires,” said Marc Laferriere, vice-president of marketing, Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “We have regularly added new tires to our X One line since it was introduced in the fall of 2000 to better respond to the needs of specific vocations,” Laferriere said.
The X One XDA-HT Plus tire, which will replace the current X One XDA-HT tire, offers weight savings of approximately 415 pounds per tractor. It is engineered to replace dual tires and has a longer original tread life because of increased tread depth of 2/32-inches and a 16mm wider tread.
Michelin's Co-Ex dual compound technology offers a cooler running rubber underneath for optimum retreadability and an application-specific compound on top for additional mileage. The new tire has improved wet traction compared to the X One XDA-HT tire, through optimized tread block distribution and 1mm wider groove bottoms.
With a quieter running tread design from optimized harmonic pitch frequency, the X One XDA-HT tire also features reduced stone retention due to a new block shape with specially tapered groove walls. Just as in the other X One family members, the X One XDA-HT Plus tire features Michelin's patented Infincoil technology, which incorporates one-quarter mile of steel cable to help eliminate casing growth at operating temperatures.
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