Everything you need to know: Michelin’s new truck tire
Michelin Americas says its toughest truck tire just got tougher.
The company has this month launched the Michelin X Works Z, a tire it claims offers a five percent removal-mileage increase on the Michelin XZY 3 it replaces.
The X Works Z is an all-position tire for mixed on- and off-road applications in the most demanding of environments.
Michelin says the X Works Z is designed to improve uptime and features a fifty percent wider protector ply and a thicker layer of cushion gum than competitor tires like Bridgestone’s M843 and M853 and Goodyear’s G751 MSA Duraseal (in size 11R22.5 LR). Together, those measures are designed to provide extra protection and casing durability.
Michelin’s “toughest” truck tire yet
The tire features a robust casing with a groove-to-groove protector ply that provides protection all the way to the outer grooves and thick, shock-absorbing cushion gum for extra protection against impact shocks.
Michelin says the tire also features a dual-layered defense 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.
Sizes and specs for the Michelin X Works Z
Michelin X Works Z is available in the U.S. now in the following sizes in load range H:
(There are plans to launch 12R24.5 later).
In load range L:
Worry-free guarantee for consumers
The tire comes with a six-month “worry-free road-hazard guarantee.” Michelin says if the tire is taken out of service in the first six months or sooner than fifty percent of its useable tread life, it will provide a $200 credit per tire to the customer.
Michelin Americas Truck Tiers vice president of marketing Adam Murphy said the tire was designed to meet the demands of construction, energy and tanker customers for a tire that “fights against road hazards so they can keep running and get their work done.” “With multiple features to protect the casing and sidewall from shocks and impacts, the new Michelin X Works Z delivers the uptime, durability and capping those fleets demand.”