The Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tire is designed for fleets and businesses operating light commercial trucks and vans for use in last-mile delivery and urban or suburban commercial uses.
The Agilis CrossClimate is features better durability over extended mileage, improved protection from impacts and punctures and all-weather performance for year-round rough work conditions as well as wet braking in high-stress applications.
E-commerce is now a $700 billion part of the economy and it's drive by light and medium-duty delivery vans. The sector is expected to expand by as much as 50% in coming years, according to Adam Murphy, Michelin vice president of marketing.
Trades, construction and infrastructure sector are about to see exponential growth as the demand for construction trades on new-home construction explodes, along with the repair and renovation business for existing homeowners. Many of those services are provided by contractors operating equipment that needs the Agilis CrossClimate tire.
“Today’s local fleets demand a product to meet their specific commercial needs, and the Agilis CrossClimate tire is our most durable tire for heavy-duty light trucks and for lighter commercial applications,” said Adam Murphy, vice president of B2B marketing for Michelin. “Through engineering and innovation, Michelin has developed a tire that lasts longer under heavy loads, and also offers shorter wet-stopping distances and better snow traction than other leading competitive commercial tires.”
The Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tire is engineered with multiple innovations:
MaxPressure Profile optimizes the tire footprint for better wear life under high pressure, heavy loads, high torque and stop-and-go driving. Additionally, the StabiliBlok design provides wider and longer tread blocks that resist extreme torque while providing relatively cooler operating temperatures under full loads and at high speeds.
The Michelin Agilis CrossClimate LT-metric tire lasted up to 19% longer under heavy loads than comparable commercial tires. SipeLock provides hundreds of biting edges for improved wet and snow traction without sacrificing tread-block stability. On wet pavement, the Agilis CrossClimate C-metric tire and the LT-metric tire stopped better than comparable commercial tires. On snow-covered roads,tire demonstrated better snow traction than three leading competitors’ commercial tires, according to Michelin.
Curb Gard sidewall protectors resist curb scrubbing in urban environments. This tire has more than twice as much nylon reinforcement as the Michelin Defender LTX M/S for improved sidewall strength and durability.
The C-Metric tire has a directional tread design, while the LT-metric uses a non-directional tread pattern.
With a “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake” designation from the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association, the Agilis CrossClimate meets the tire industry’s requirements for severe snow service and is designed to be a onetire solution for drivers in climate zones with significant seasonal temperature changes.
Originally posted on Trucking Info