Michelin offers two new tires for on/off-road applications. The X Works XDY tire is designed for "exceptional" traction and wear, while the new XDY-EX2 is said to be the company’s most aggressive drive-axle tire for extreme operating conditions like logging, oil fields, and mining.
The new tires are said to feature maximum sidewall protection with aggressive tread designs that deliver "exceptional" traction and durability.
The X Works XDY tire provides enhanced durability due to a more robust tread design, the company says, delivering a 10-percent mileage improvement when compared with its XDY3 tire. The directional tread design improves mud evacuation to provide greater traction. The tire features extra-thick sidewall protection, and it’s available in two sizes: 11R22.5 and 11R24.5.
The XDY-EX2 improves on the last-generation XDY-EX tire, says Michelin, offering better off-road and mud traction from an aggressive tread design with more void area. As with the XDY, maximum tread and casing life is obtained via Co-Ex Technology and protection comes from extra-thick sidewalls. It’s available in an 11R24.5 size.