GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 24, 2013)—Oliver Rubber has launched XS-T, a drive position precure retread for severe on/off road applications.
The retread is designed for single axle and tandem axle off-road applications, according to the company.
"XS-T is our latest specialty retread and is designed for 70 percent or more off-road conditions," said Philip Boarts, Oliver product category manager. "The retread provides excellent traction due to its raised block sculpture."
Oliver Rubber said the XS-T accepts chains, can be used with many casing types and has a self-cleaning tread design. It is currently available in 230 mm and 240 mm sizes; a 220 mm size is scheduled to be available in the third quarter of 2013.
The XS-T includes Oliver's exclusive VDI plus feature, the company said, which acts as a visual depth indicator, plus it resists the retention of road debris and helps in the enforcement of pull points.
Oliver Rubber said VDI plus has two useful benefits for transportation and logistics companies: easy visual tread depth gauging enhances the budget planning process for fleet operations; and by reducing lodging of foreign material, it helps abate stone drilling conditions and casing penetration issues that typically occur in severe service applications.
All Oliver retreads carry a national warranty to 2/32nds of tread depth, according to Oliver, a unit of Michelin North America Inc.