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Michelin introduces most fuel-efficient trailer tire

March 1, 2021
The new X Line Energy T2 has been designed to address various issues related to trailer tire wear

Michelin North America Inc. is launching the Michelin X Multi Energy Z2 tire—the fuel-efficient, traction and mileage performance standard for regional and super-regional applications—to the replacement market. The Michelin X Line Energy T2 tire—Michelin’s most fuel-efficient dual trailer tire to date for the long-haul and truckload market—will be available to order on April 1.

“Michelin is constantly innovating to provide fleets with fuel-efficient tire solutions for both long haul and regional applications,” said Adam Murphy, vice president of B2B marketing, Michelin North America. “We strive to balance driver safety and satisfaction while decreasing operating costs. These new Michelin Energy products deliver improved tread wear, mileage performance and traction for increased driver confidence and comfort to deliver their loads safely and on time during this challenging time in the trucking industry.”

Michelin X Multi Energy Z2

The Michelin X Multi Energy Z2 tire is designed for less-than-truckload and multiple-stop delivery fleets that run 300-500 miles per day. This includes dry van, less-than-truckload, food and beverage and pickup and delivery fleets that require a long-lasting tire that performs well in medium scrub environments as well as on the highway. This directional steer tire is designed to improve resistance to irregular wear for more miles. It is SmartWay-compliant and GHG2 approved into 2027. Available for fleets in the United States and Canada, the tire sets new industry standards in fuel efficiency, traction and mileage performance for super-regional and regional applications.

This performance is achieved through its regenion tread sculpture that enhances rolling resistance, improves mileage performance and enhances water evacuation. The tire safely navigates on-ramps and turns and has better wet braking to stop safely, especially in wet conditions when worn than leading competitors, the company boasts. The Michelin X Multi Energy Z2 tire is engineered with a dual compound tread. It is available in two tire sizes: 11R22.5 LRG and 295/75R22.5 LRH.

Michelin X Line Energy T2

The X Line Energy T2 meets SmartWay requirements and is targeted for the dry van truckload and less-than-truckload, refrigerated, tanker and flatbed fleet segments. The product is designed for improved wear, fuel savings, retreadability and exceptional traction. The tread incorporates micro-sipes on all rib edges and a broad, optimized contact patch. Both features contribute to better wear. The Michelin X Line Energy T2 tire has better wet stopping traction when new and worn than two leading competitor tires, according to Michelin. The dual-compound tread consists of a mileage top layer that controls tread stiffness and stress to reduce irregular wear and a fuel-efficient bottom layer that minimizes internal casing temperatures for low rolling resistance. Curb guards and upper sidewall ribs help fight sidewall damage providing excellent retreadability.

“Trailer tires generally suffer from irregular wear and are often subject to poor air pressure maintenance,” Murphy says. “This forgotten tire/wheel position is susceptible to variable loads. The new X Line Energy T2 has been designed to address these concerns.”

The Michelin X Line Energy T2 is available in four sizes: 295/75R22.5 LRG 11R22.5 LRG, 285/75R24.5 LRG and 11R24.5LRH. See Michelin Business website for details.

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