WHAT IS RETREAD / RECAP?
The XZL® Wide Base Pre-Mold Retread, sometimes referred to as a recap, recapped tire or remold, is a tire tread used in the remanufacturing process of a worn tire. Utilizing Michelin Retread Technologies’ 9-step manufacturing process ensures retreaded or recapped tires meet new-tire manufacturing standards – protecting your bottom line and the planet. Having your fleet’s tires retreaded or recapped can help reduce the millions of tires that end up in landfills annually. Click here to find a Michelin Retread tire dealer near you.
WHY THIS RETREAD / RECAP?
Co-Ex technology, unique two-layer compound designed to minimize internal casing temperature for longer tread and casing life.
Wing tread design for added protection on the shoulders for high scrub applications.
Self-cleaning, open-shoulder tread design features offset elements to help enhance traction.
Stable block design helps ensure a consistent footprint, even in free-rolling positions, to help deliver smooth, even wear and a quiet ride.
Deep, application-specific compounds help provide resistance to aggressions and abrasion common in off-road service.
30/32nds original tread depth
BENEFITS AND FEATURES
1. Optimized Deep Tread
Long, Even Tread Life – Designed for long mileage and even wear.
2. Open Shoulder
Traction – Wide open shoulder grooves help deliver traction without compromising tread life.
Michelin XZL Wide Base Pre-Mold Retread / Recap
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.