WHAT IS RETREAD / RECAP?
The X ONE® XZU® S Pre-Mold Retread utilizes Michelin Retread Technologies’ 9-step manufacturing process to ensure the retreat, sometimes referred to as a recap, recapped tire or remold, meets new-tire manufacturing standards. By having your fleet’s tires retreaded or recapped, you can protect your bottom line and the planet by helping reduce the millions of tires that are discarded in landfills each year. Click here to find a Michelin Retread tire dealer near you.
WHY THIS RETREAD / RECAP?
Enhanced protection against stone drilling from variable pitch groove walls and groove bottom protectors in all grooves.
Tread design optimized for all weather traction.
Wing tread design for added protection on the shoulders for high scrub application.
Long tread life and outstanding scrub resistance in Urban/Regional service with 23/32nds original tread depth of application-specific compound.
Co-Ex Technology, unique two layer compound designed to minimize casing temperature for longer casing life.
23/32nds original tread depth
BENEFITS AND FEATURES
1. Proprietary Compound
Long Service Life – Designed to help deliver long mileage and minimize internal casing temperatures.
2. Optimized Deep Tread
Long, Even Tread Life – Designed for long mileage and even wear.
3. Groove Bottom Protector
Casing Durability – Protects against stone drilling.
4. Winged Tread*
Shoulder Adhesion – Winged tread provides maximum tread-to-shoulder adhesion in high scrub applications.
Michelin X ONE XZU S Pre-Mold Retread / Recap graphic
REFERENCE MATERIALS - DOCUMENTS
Michelin Retread Technologies, Inc. National Limited Warranty and Enhanced Michelin X One® Casing Warranty
Pre Mold Process
Also known as a "pre-cure" process. Tread rubber used in this process is molded and pre-cured by the tread rubber manufacturer, Michelin Retread Technologies (MRT). The appropriate tread is selected – design, width, thickness – and applied to a prepared casing. The casing is prepared by placing a cushion gum bonding layer between the tread and casing. The tire then moves to the chamber for curing.
* Tread widths with two measurements have wings. The first number is tread base width in mm. The second number is the overall width, wing tip to tip.