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New Michelin Drive-Axle Tire for Extreme-Road Conditions

| June 22, 2018

Michelin

Michelin is launching its most aggressive drive-axle tire, specifically made for energy sector and logging fleets operating in extreme conditions.

Available Aug. 1, the MICHELIN® X® Works Grip D tire is designed for on- and off-road use for fleets and owner-operators who are focused on traction to maximize safety, uptime and efficiency. This tire evolves from a client-centric co-creation process with drivers who travel the world’s most demanding roads.

“Fleets and dealers in the Grande Prairie, Alberta area were at the heart of the development process,” said Justin Brock, Michelin marketing manager- construction and Tweel segment. “They were a major collaborator in helping to accelerate the time to market for this new tire, which boasts exceptional traction to keep users on the road.”

Michelin notes that its  customer-centric design process began in 2015 with conversations between Michelin and dealers and fleets local to Grande Prairie. They provided firsthand feedback during the next two years, including input on 2D- and 3D-tire prints.

The MICHELIN X Works Grip D tire offers three key benefits: exceptional traction, casing durability and maximum uptime.

Traction is created by staggered shoulder blocks that provide lateral grip to handle slippery conditions and sawtooth lugs with more than 800 serrated edges that maximize grip on ice and snow-packed surfaces. The MICHELIN X Works Grip D tire offers stability in all conditions. Through the combination of an extra-wide tread and an optimized rubber-to-void ratio, traction is maximized without sacrificing mileage.

Category: General Update, News, Wheels & Tires

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