Michelin builds up X Works range for construction sector14 April 2016

Michelin has added five new tyres to its range of X Works tyres for the construction sector, with two more tyres to be launched next month.

The manufacturer says it has renewed its tyre offer for a complete rig – steer, drive and trailer – in the market’s key sizes. The X Works range features 315/80 R 22.5 X Works Z (multi-position) tyres, X Works D (drive axle) tyres, and 385/65 R 22.5 X Works T (trailer axle) tyres.

The X Works Z promises up to 25% more mileage than its predecessor and is designed for construction vehicles that do most of their mileage on roads, but also need to access tracks and sites.

Up to 15% more mileage is possible with the X Works D, says Michelin, and up to 10% more with the X Works T.

The tyre design includes Powercoil, new steel casing cables which help to make each tyre lighter yet more robust. The drive tyre also features specially designed Z-sipes to increase traction on roads in winter conditions, enabling the X Works D to attain 3PMSF certification.

In May, Michelin will add the X Works HD Z (pictured) and HD D tyres to the range, also in 315/80 R 22.5. These are designed for operators whose fleets are on rough terrain for more than 20% of the time.

If the HD tyres – or their Remix counterparts – suffer accidental damage with at least 50% of the tread remaining, Michelin is promising a refund, relative to the tread depth.

Laura Cork

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