With 20% more removal mileage than its predecessor, the next generation urban and refuse tire from Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) also offers reduced temperatures in the crown area to preserve the casing.

The XZUS2, which replaces the XZUS tire, features Co-Ex technology for improved wear life, and a scrub-resistant compound for longer tread life. The tire also features a “robust shoulder design and protector ribs” and improved retreadability through an optimized bead design.

The tire is available in a 315/80R22.5 size.

“Refuse trucks need tires that stand up to the rigors of the environment. These applications need extreme sidewall protection, scrub resistant treads, and maximum retreadability,” said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing. “The XZUS2 tire provides higher removal mileage, improved retreadability, and the protection to keep the vehicle up and running, even in the most difficult applications.”

MATT also announced a new XZUS 280 retread size. This retread will complete the XZUS Pre-Mold Retread line, the company said. All the retreads in the line include Co-Ex technology.