Michelin has announced the launch of its new range of tyres, 10.00R20 X WORKS HD radial tyres, in India. This range of tyres, including X WORKS HD D (drive axle) and X WORKS HD Z (all positions), have been designed to specifically for construction sector commercial vehicles (CVs), which are required to perform on and off road. This range of tyres will be a lot more rugged and durable, hence adding on to safety. These tyres have been developed for users that mostly use the road, but have to travel to and through off-road locations to get to construction sites to deliver raw material or collect waste material. Construction sector CVs require both high mileage for road use and grip and traction on construction sites, and Michelin aims to provide a combination of the two with the X WORKS range of tyres.
With the new range, Michelin promises increased productivity with a robust tyre construction through high tensile cables that improve strength. The all position X Works HD Z has stone ejectors at the base of the tread grooves to reduce stone trappings. Additional bead wires offer about 25% higher resistance to possible bead rupture. Bead related issues minimised by additional protection around the beads and additional bead wires.
Mohan Kumar, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Michelin India said, “Our 125 years of tyre technology expertise, deep consumer and terrain understanding has powered the MICHELIN X WORKS HD range for the construction industry, which is seeing renewed growth, thanks to government’s infrastructure push.
“Customers that operate their fleet in these difficult conditions, demand a tyre that is robust and fights against all possible road hazards. With multiple features to protect the crown, sidewall and bead from shocks and impacts, the new range delivers the uptime, durability and capping these fleets demand.”
Michelin X WORKS D and Z range is currently available at all authorised Michelin Truck and Bus tyre dealer network in the country.