GREENVILLE, S.C.—Michelin North America Inc. is launching the Michelin X One Line Energy T2 tire for the North American line-haul market.
The SmartWay-verified X One Line Energy T2 is targeted for the dry-van truck load, refrigerated truck load and tanker segments.
The tire can increase fuel savings through an 11 percent lower rolling resistance when used in the trailer position, and it can increase revenue by carrying up to 287 more pounds of payload, according to Michelin.
"The trailer-wheel position is a challenging position for long-haul tire design. The free-rolling wheel position is subject to variable loads, less maintenance and irregular wear," Adam Murphy, vice president, B2B marketing, Michelin North America, said.
"Michelin is committed to investing in our X One technology. This new Michelin X One Line Energy T2 product delivers both improved tread wear while providing fuel and weight savings, lowering the total cost of ownership for fleets, especially during this economically challenged time in the trucking industry."
The X One Line Energy T2 features a tread design that helps prevent irregular wear and incorporates compounds designed to improve resistance to late-life tire aggression, the company said. The dual-compound tread consists of a mileage top layer to control tread stiffness and stress to reduce irregular wear and a fuel-efficient bottom layer to minimize internal casing temperatures for low rolling resistance.
The tread features directional micro-sipes, resulting in a directional tire for the first half of tire life. Located along the center ribs, matrix siping with zigzag walls interlock for squirm resistance.
The X One Line Energy T2, available in size 445/50R22.5, comes with the Michelin X One Total Satisfaction Guarantee.