Michelin Americas Truck Tires a division of Michelin North America, Inc. announced the launch of the Michelin X Line Energy T, a dual trailer tire for line haul operations that meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay verified requirements. The dual trailer tire has been submitted to SmartWay for formal verification and delivers industry leading fuel efficiency, mileage and durability. The Michelin X Line Energy T tire will be available for fleets in May.
The Michelin X Line Energy T tire is engineered with Advanced Technology Compounds that provide a cool running tread rubber which minimizes internal casing temperatures for low rolling resistance and extended casing life. Compared to the Michelin XT-1, the Michelin X Line Energy T tire will deliver a 10 percent reduction in rolling resistance bringing improved fuel efficiency.
"By utilizing state of the art compounding and an engineered shoulder groove, Michelin X Line Energy T tire provides a no compromise answer for fuel efficiency with exceptional mileage and durability," said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. "Michelin is delivering a no compromise fuel efficient trailer solution by providing the mileage and durability that attracted fleets to our Michelin XT-1 in an energy trailer tire that also delivers 10 percent improvement in rolling resistance. The durability needed in a trailer application remains an important part of our no compromise platform. In the Michelin X Line Energy T trailer tire, the Michelin exclusive rectangular bead bundle and curb guard features deliver exceptional durability."
Michelin X Line Energy T trailer tire has a special curb guard feature to protect the sidewall and shoulder areas, promoting a longer casing life and retreadability. The rectangular bead bundle reduces heat and fatigue. The four circumferential grooves provide excellent water evacuation for optimized traction and exceptional handling. The Michelin X Line Energy T tire utilizes a shoulder groove that reduces irregular wear.
The Michelin X Line Energy T tire will be available in four sizes including: 11R22.5, 275/80R22.5, 11R24.5, and 275/80R24.5. This tire is replacing both the Michelin XTA Energy tire and the Michelin XT-1 tire. Additional details can be found at michelintruck.com.
Tire combines fuel efficiency with long tread life and outstanding traction for heavy duty applications.