Michelin North America has announced the launch of two new pre-mold retreads to expand the manufacturer’s portfolio of tire retread technologies. The first, the Michelin X Multi T-SA Pre-Mold Retread, is designed to provide a solution for vehicles in spread axle and tag axle applications experiencing scrub and stresses, alongside improving the mileage performance of regional and super-regional vehicle operations. The second, the Michelin X One Line Energy T2 Pre-Mold Retread (pictured above) has been developed to lower the total cost of ownership for North American line-haul markets, alongside improved trailer tread wear and fuel efficiency.

“Fleet managers are under pressure to have well-managed tire programs, yet some managers may be pressured into selecting low-priced tires instead of high-quality retreads,” commented Adam Murphy, vice president of B2B marketing at Michelin. “The smart money is on retreads. Retreading plays the central role in delivering the lowest total tire program cost and creates the greatest return on a fleet’s tire investment. In addition, manufacturing a retreaded tire requires 15 gallons less oil and approximately 90-100 lb [40-45kg] less total material than a new tire, so the environment also benefits.”

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