The new Michelin X One MaxiTrailer Tyre has been put to the test for the first time. Lincoln-based Dick Denby Transport became the first haulier in the country to fit the Michelin MaxiTrailer tyres, fitting the tyres to a Schmitz Cargobull tri-axle curtainsider. The Michelin MaxiTrailer tyres are said to deliver up to 50 per cent more mileage than standard 385/65 R 22.5 tyres and are the first trailer tyres to utilise Michelin Durable Technologies.
The Infinicoil architecture of the new 455/45 R 22.5 X One MaxiTrailer tyre is one of the key innovations of Michelin Durable Technology, consisting of a 400 metre elastic steel cord coiled continuously around the crown. The architectural design delivers increased longevity and durability, and has 35 per cent more rubber in its compound than a 385/65 R 22.5 XTE2. The tread band is 120 millimetres wider than the 385/65 R 22.5 XTE2 tyre, which can aid the mileage of each tyre by up to 50 per cent.
Chairman Dick Denby explained the importance of the trailer tyre test: “We fit a lot of Michelin tyres across our fleet and will be monitoring the MaxiTrailer tyres very closely, to carefully ascertain the benefits they offer in comparison with our regular trailer fitment. Any tyre which claims to offer such a massive leap forward in mileage performance is certainly worth putting to the test, as the pay back across the fleet could be significant.”