Michelin rolls out expanded X Multi T2 tyre range30 May 2019

Michelin has expanded its X Multi T2 tyre range with the addition of four new 17.5in sizes for low platform trailers, such as stepframes, car transporters and double-decks.

Now available as 215/75 R17.5, 235/75 R17.5, 245/70 R17.5 and 205/65 R17.5, the expanded range is ideal for fleets with predominantly regional operations, says Michelin.

Chris Smith, Michelin’s sales director B2B UK, says: “These new tyres are the perfect fit for heavy-duty transport fleets where reliability, whatever the weather, is absolutely key.”

The new Michelin X Multi T2 fitments incorporate a new feature called HT Nylon Technology, which wraps around the bead to enhance stability, endurance and increase the load index of the tyres.

When in twinned formation the impact of the HT Nylon is significant, says the tyre maker. On the 205/65 R17.5 tyres, for example, the load-carrying capacity is increased by 600kg across the axle compared to its predecessor, the MaxiTrailer. On 215/75 R17.5 tyres, it increases by 240kg compared to the XTE2+, and on 235/75 R17.5, the load carrying capacity rises by 400kg compared to the XTE2+.

The 215/75 R17.5, 235/75 R17.5 and the 245/70 R17.5 are available on the replacement market, and as original equipment by trailer manufacturers with immediate effect.

The 205/65 R17.5 will follow in September 2019.

All the new tyres are both regrooveable and retreadable.

Laura Cork

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