Posted on April 28, 2016

New MICHELIN Pre-Mold Retread Designed for Demanding Urban Applications


MICHELIN X ONE XZUS+ retread delivers 50% greater wear life, enhanced durability and scrub resistance for refuse operations

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 28, 2016 — Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., has introduced the MICHELIN® X ONE® XZU®S+ Pre-MoldTM retread — an industry-leading, all-position, next-generation wide-base single — for waste and refuse trucks that operate in demanding urban environments. This retread delivers up to 50 percent greater wear life(1) and is designed with a special winged tread for maximum shoulder protection in high-scrub applications.


"With the demanding conditions in urban areas, waste and refuse customers are looking for retreads that can handle these punishing conditions and reduce their cost-per-hour,” said Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “The new MICHELIN X ONE XZU S+ Pre-Mold retread exceeds those demands with incredible wear life, even when trucks are continuously starting, stopping and turning as they pick up waste in city areas.”


The MICHELIN X ONE XZU S+ Pre-Mold retread features a 29/32 inch deep tread depth and an optimized, straight rib design that contribute to outstanding wear.  Co-Extrusion technology and a unique two-layer compound minimize the casing temperature for enhanced durability. 


(1) compared to the MICHELIN® X One® XZU®S Pre-Mold retread

About Michelin North America

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The Company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires.  In addition to tires, the Company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America ( employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants. Forbes magazine has ranked Michelin No. 1 on its annual survey of “Best Large Employers in America” for 2018. Learn more about purpose-driven careers with a purpose-driven company at


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