LOUISVILLE—Michelin Americas Truck Tires, which recently passed the 2 million threshold of X One wide-base single truck tires produced, has re-engineered the product's basic casing construction to address the issue of irregular wear.
The evolution, known as Advanced Casing Technology, is used in Michelin's newest product, the X One Line Energy T trailer tire. The tire made its debut at the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville. The product is designed for long-haul applications,
Michelin claims the new product offers 15 percent better original treadlife compared with the X One XTA \1 thanks to the new casing technology, which yields a contact patch with a consistent footprint.
Available in size 445/50R22.5, the SmartWay-verified X One Line Energy T tire has solid shoulders and microsipes that also help resist irregular wear. Michelin is offering a companion X One Line Energy T pre-mold retread.
Michelin launched the tire at a press conference at MATS, where it also marked the production of the 2 millionth X One since its debut 14 years ago, including 1 million produced in the past four years.
Fleets that have switched to X One tires have experienced improvements of up to a 10 percent in fuel efficiency while also saving more 740 pounds of weight per truck.
“We look forward to delivering additional savings to our customers with the launch of the new X One trailer tire featuring the breakthrough Advanced Casing Technology,” said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires.
The X One technology also allows line haul and regional customers to meet Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay requirements and California's Air Resources Board regulations.