MNA Adds E4 Line to OTR Offering - Tire Review Magazine

MNA Adds E4 Line to OTR Offering

Michelin North America has introduced the Michelin X-Traction, an E4 tire designed for earthmovers operating on rocky terrain.

Size 27.00R49 will be available on July 1, and sizes 24.00R35, 21.00R33 and 18.00R33 will follow later this year and in early 2011, MNA said.

Originally available in 2004 outside North America for large mining trucks, the X-Traction was developed for rigid frame 100-ton mining and construction haul trucks using the 49-inch E4 size.

“We’re constantly monitoring the North American market’s tire needs in order to provide the industry with the best possible tire performance for the application,” said Roger Lucas, MNA vice president of earthmover tire sales and marketing. “Expanding the X-Traction tire offering into North America and with additional sizes is a prime example of this commitment.”

The new tire features a tread that is up to 13% deeper, which extends tire life by up to 15% compared to Michelin’s XDT, the tiremaker said.

You May Also Like

VIP Tires & Service, Joe’s Tire Shop launch customer appreciation promotions

Promotions will be running through Aug. 21.

VIP-Tire-Waterbury-Customer-Appreciation-Event

Joe’s Tire Shop and VIP Tires & Service hosted a customer appreciation event on July 10 in Waterbury, Connecticut. The event marked the start of promotions running through Aug. 21. The promotions include $50 off any service costing more than $100 and "Oil Changes for Education," where all proceeds from Valvoline oil changes, priced at $10, will be donated to Waterbury Public Schools. Diesel oil changes are not included in the promotion.

ASE to provide a testing and certification program for xEV high-voltage safety

Once the test is passed, the test-taker receives an electronic credential and a certificate.

BKT becomes member of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber’

GPSNR brings together natural rubber producers, traders, tire manufacturers and other industry partners to promote sustainable solutions.

OTR-tire-feature-– BKT-Earthmax-Sand-Pic-1400
PRT launches 28 new complete struts in North America

These products expand coverage to nearly 6 million vehicles.

PRT-28-new-struts-1400
Doran releases 360OTR tire monitoring system

The system can be integrated with telematics devices to provide off-vehicle communications of tire pressure and temperature data.

Doran-4-tire-monitoring-system
Other Posts
Akebono names new regional sales manager

Erick Kinnunen joins Akebono with more than 40 years of experience in aftermarket sales, training and management.

Akebono-regional-sales-manager
TEXA runs car diagnostic tool promotion

The promotion is active through Aug. 31.

TEXA-promotion
ATD opens regional distribution center in McDonough, Georgia

The new facility will support 22 distribution centers across Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

ATD-Georgia-Facility-Outside
GRI expands footprint in South America

GRI said its goal is not just to sell specialty tires, but to contribute to the region’s growth through its focus on sustainability.

GRI-team-South-America