Michelin Retread Technologies has expanded retread options for the X One wide-single truck tire with the introduction of the X One XZU S pre-mould retread. It enables refuse fleets and other urban, high-scrub or regional application vehicles to realize the benefits of both a retread and a wide single tire.
The X One XZU S retread is now available in a 390/430 tread size (the first number is the tread base width, the second the overall width, wing tip to tip). The retread is said to feature long tread life and "outstanding" scrub resistance with 23/32 original tread depth in an application-specific compound. The retread uses Michelin ‘Co-EX’ technology — a two-layer compound designed to minimize casing temperature for longer casing life — and features a wing tread design for added protection on the shoulders.
While the tread design is optimized for all-weather traction, says Michelin, enhanced protection against stone drilling is also provided by variable pitch groove walls and groove bottom protectors in all grooves.