Michelin X Works Z tire provides excellent durability against road hazards

June 8, 2016

Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America 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. 

The new truck tire features a 50% wider protector ply and a thicker layer of cushion gum than leading competitive tires; together, these provide extra protection and casing durability. The MICHELIN X Works Z also offers a 5% increase in removal mileage and is backed by Michelin’s six-month worry-free road hazard guarantee.  

“Construction, energy, and tanker customers demand a tire that fights against road hazards so they can keep running and get their work done,” said Adam Murphy, vice-president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “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.”

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 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.

Confident in the tire’s unsurpassed durability, Michelin stands behind the MICHELIN X Works Z with a six-month worry-free road-hazard guarantee3. If the tire is taken out of service in the first six months or before 50% of its useable tread life, Michelin will provide a $200 credit per tire. 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.