WHAT IS RETREAD / RECAP?
The XTE2® Wide Base 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?
Wide grooves provide exceptional water evacuation.
Wide shoulder rib to help resist scrub and abrasion.
Tapered tread extensions to withstand shifting footprint stress typical of wide base service.
20/32nds original tread depth
BENEFITS AND FEATURES
1. Anti-Cut/Chip Compound
Long Tread Life – Protects against aggression, chipping and scaling.
2. Optimized Deep Tread
Long, Even Tread Life – Designed for long mileage and even wear.
3. Wide Shoulder Rib and Grooves
Driver Confidence – Enhanced traction for water evacuation.
4. Winged Tread*
Shoulder Adhesion – Winged tread provides maximum tread-to-shoulder adhesion in high scrub applications.
Michelin XTE2 Wide Base Pre-Mold Retread / Recap graphic
REFERENCE MATERIALS - DOCUMENTS
Michelin Retread Technologies, Inc. National Limited Warranty and Enhanced Michelin X One® Casing Warranty
Michelin Retread Technologies Quick Reference Tread Guide
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.