Kenworth to offer Michelin X Line Energy D Tire

Updated Dec 5, 2012

Kenworth now offers the new Michelin X Line Energy D drive tire for Kenworth heavy and medium duty trucks involved in line haul applications.

Designed for outstanding traction and wear, the new Michelin X Line Energy D tire breaks the paradigm of a traditional fuel-efficient drive tire in line haul by featuring an aggressive tread pattern that delivers Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay verified fuel efficiency together with long tread life, according to Michelin.

“Kenworth provides the latest fuel-efficient tires to help enhance customers’ fuel economy. Fleets and truck operators may especially benefit when these Michelin tires are paired with the EPA SmartWay designated, aerodynamic Kenworth T660, T680 and T700,” said Judy McTigue, Kenworth director of marketing planning and research.

The Michelin X Line Energy D tire is also available for the Kenworth C500, T270, T370, T440, T470, T800 and W900.

Michelin says the X Line Energy D tire delivers fuel economy with wear resistance by utilizing Michelin’s Dual Energy Compound Tread. The top layer of tread rubber is precisely balanced to deliver fuel efficiency while exhibiting the needed wear properties to resist tread scrub. The bottom layer of tread rubber maintains cool casing temperatures for low rolling resistance and extended casing life.

Kenworth is offering the tire’s 22.5-inch version for build in January with the 24.5-inch version expected to become available later in the first quarter of 2013.

This past summer, Kenworth began offering the Michelin X(R) Multi(TM) Energy D drive tire, which is designed for optimized traction and tread life in regional and super-regional applications. The EPA SmartWay designated drive tire is available for the T440, T470, T660, T680, T700, T800 and W900.