Michelin X Works tyres now get premium protection07 April 2015

Michelin has introduced a guarantee covering its on/off-road X Works tyre range against accidental tyre damage.

In the event of a registered tyre suffering accidental damage before it is 50% worn, Michelin will refund the operator to a level determined against the tyre's remaining tread depth, based on a fixed purchase price of £400 or €500 per tyre.

Guy Heywood, commercial director of Michelin's truck tyre division, says the guarantee covers tyres fitted as replacements and original equipment on vehicles operating in the construction, demolition and waste sectors.

"There's a common misconception that a jagged rock on a construction site or a piece of steel sticking up on a landfill doesn't differentiate between a £400 premium tyre and a £200 budget one. But that's simply not true," insists Heywood.

"A Michelin X Works tyre is far more robust: our on/off-road casings are designed to withstand this type of punishment and deliver superior performance over a long life," he continues.

"It's a natural result of consistently spending more on research and development than any other tyre manufacturer in the world."

X Works fitments are built for vehicles operating both on and off-road, he says, citing tippers, mixers, skip-loaders, hooklifts and refuse collection vehicles.

The new guarantee covers all multi-position and drive tyres in the X Works range, including the X Works XZY and X Works XDY in 315/80 R 22.5 and 13 R 22.5 sizes.

Also included are the X Works Z and XDY+ as a 295/80 R 22.5, together with the 385/65 R 22.5 XZY3. Tyres need to have been manufactured from 1 January 2011 onwards to qualify.

Brian Tinham

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