WHAT IS RETREAD / RECAP?
Sometimes referred to as a recap, recapped tire or remold, retread is a tire tread used in the remanufacturing process of a worn tire. The XZY®3 Wide Base Pre-Mold Retread utilizes Michelin Retread Technologies’ 9-step manufacturing process to ensure 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?
Heavy Duty Tread Protection – Anti-Cut/Chip Compound protects against aggression, chipping, and scaling.
Stone Protection – Center Groove Bottom Protector guards against stone drilling and assists in stone ejection.
22/32nds original tread depth
Long Tread Life – Deep tread depth delivers long life in on/off road service.
Maximized Traction – Aggressive 4-Rib Design provides traction in soft soil and mud.
Maximum Shoulder Adhesion – Winged Tread provides maximum shoulder adhesion in high scrub applications.
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. Aggressive 4-Rib Tread Design
Driver Confidence – Excellent traction in soft soil and mud.
4. Groove Bottom Protector
Casing Durability – Protects against stone drilling.
5. Winged Tread*
Shoulder Adhesion – Winged tread provides maximum tread-to-shoulder adhesion in high scrub applications.
Michelin XZY 3 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.
* 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.