Michelin has added two new multi-position sizes to its X Multi range of regional truck tires. According to the company, both products provide at least 15% better mileage than the previous versions.
The 315/60 R22.5 X Multi Z is ideal for vehicles requiring maximum load height and where there is also the need to comply with a 4m height constraint, as it is common across much of mainland Europe. For example, vehicles carrying light bulk goods (such as furniture, white goods, and automotive parts), as well as on car transporters.
A new material, called Forcion, is applied in this truck tire. It provides a more cohesive compound, increasing the mileage potential of the tire and providing greater resistance against abrasions, cuts, chunking and chipping. The 315/60 R22.5 X Multi Z replaces the 315/60 R22.5 X Energy XF.
The other new size is the wider 385/65 R22.5 X Multi Z, which is aimed at operators carrying heavy loads including refrigerated goods, tankers, bulkers and timber carriers.
Michelin says it has used a blend of special rubber mixtures in the 385/65 R22.5 X Multi Z to offer a balance of mileage, grip and low rolling resistance. It replaces the 385/65 R22.5 X Multi F.
“Their launch means our regional tire offering is now stronger than ever before, giving more customers access to the latest generation Michelin tire technology to ensure they benefit from the best mobility in all weathers,” said Chris Smith, managing director of Michelin UK.
Both new tires are primarily intended for fitment on the front steer axle and feature Michelin’s Powercoil technology to add endurance and robustness to the casing. They can also be regrooved and retreaded.