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Michelin Introduces X Multi D Tire

Michelin introduced a tire in late June that addresses certain challenges inherent in difficult environments. According to Equipment World, the Michelin X Multi D tire is designed for a variety of applications, including those where the any of the following characteristics are advantageous:

  • All-weather traction
  • Longer-lasting tread
  • High-torque performance

Important Features

Michelin has included a number of special features in its new tire:

Double rubber layer - The new tire features an innovative double-layer of co-extruded rubber. A scrub-resistant top layer is combined with a bottom belted layer designed to run cooler.

Tear-drop grooves - Tread blocks are more resistant to cracking when subjected to high-torque forces thanks to the use of unique grooves at the bottom of the siping. They also help to reduce heal-toe wear. As the tread wears down, the grooves widen to compensate. This improves traction throughout the full lifecycle of the tire.

Open shoulder tread design - Tread contact in adverse weather and road conditions is improved through the use of an open shoulder tread design.  

Specially treated casing additive - An ozone-resistant additive slows deterioration over time.

Intended Uses

The X Multi D tire is intended for use in a wide variety of settings, including urban, regional haul and off-road applications in the light-to-medium construction, energy, food/beverage and delivery sectors. The tire is also appropriate for use on construction vehicles that are off-road about 5-10 percent of the time.


Michelin intends to gradually expand the number of sizes available. Initially, there will be an 11R22.5 (G and H load range) and an 11R24.5 (H load range). In fall 2017, the tire manufacturer expects to introduce a 275/80R22.5 (G load range). It plans to add two more sizes to the Michelin X Multi D lineup in 2018.  

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