Wed May 27 01:30 pm 2015 in category Product news

New drive axle tyre Nokian Hakka Truck Drive: Unique stability, grip and safety for year-round use

Nokian Heavy Tyres is introducing an entirely new type of drive axle tyre for all-year cargo and coach traffic on long and medium distances. The Nokian Hakka Truck Drive is intended for the varying Central European and Nordic weather conditions. The new drive axle tyre offers excellent wear resistance, grip and driving stability without any compromises. The Nokian Hakka Truck Drive supplements the Nokian Hakka Truck product family that already offers tyres for the steer axle and trailer.

The many innovations of the Nokian Hakka Truck Drive guarantee stable handling and grip in snow and rain alike. The new semi-open shoulder supports the rolling of the tyre and adds to driving stability without compromising on grip. The V-shaped tread pattern improves the cleaning of the grooves and prevents them from filling up with slush and snow. This allows the tyre to maintain grip even on slushy surfaces. The additional grooves that appear as the tyre wears down and the Self-Generating Siping allow the tread to retain its properties even as the kilometres add up.

The first two sizes, 315/70 R22.5 and 315/80 R22.5, will become available throughout Europe during the spring and summer 2015. In 2016, the size selection will expand to 295/80 R22.5.

- The innovations in the Nokian Hakka Truck Drive have been developed to ensure the driver’s safety on dry, wet and snowy roads alike. The unique shoulder structure, V-shaped tread pattern, additional grooves and Self-Generating Siping ensure the tyre’s peak properties in any weather during the tyre’s entire service life, says Teppo Siltanen, Product Manager for Truck Tyres at Nokian Heavy Tyres.

The Driving Safety Indicator (DSI), developed and patented by Nokian Tyres, also makes it easier to monitor the safety and wear of the tyre. It displays the remaining amount of tread surface on the tyre's main grooves in numbers.

Designed for year-round use

The Nokian Hakka Truck Drive tyre can be used all year long, and it can be fitted in any season. The tyre maintains its grip even on snowy roads. In addition to the M+S label, the tyre also bears the 3PMSF label (snowflake symbol) as proof of this. Tyres that receive the snowflake symbol have been proved to work under demanding snow conditions. The unique siping and the open tread centre section mean that winter grip remains good even as the tyre wears down.

The special rubber compound developed for demanding all-year use guarantees grip and durability in any weather. The rubber compound and optimised pattern distribution keep rolling resistance low. Low rolling resistance reduces fuel costs and the optimised tread pattern makes the tyre comfortably silent to drive.

The Nokian Hakka Truck Drive offers excellent durability. This is due to the optimised block distribution of the tread. The tread distribution has been designed to create a wear pattern that is as even as possible. The durable casing also ensures excellent retreading properties. Nokian Tyres offers several high-quality Nokian Noktop tread models.

The Nokian Hakka Truck Drive is excellently suited for trucks and coaches, but also for heavier transport where sturdiness is required. The tyre is recommended for all-year use in areas with varying weather conditions, such as Central Europe and the Nordic countries.

Safety and cost savings for demanding professional use

The Nokian truck and bus tyres are developed for demanding professional use and varying conditions in order to enable safe driving under all weather and road conditions. Nokian Tyres tests extreme driving situations under all weather conditions at their own testing centres in Ivalo and Nokia.

All of the truck and bus tyres in the Nokian Hakka Truck family are developed to be reliable and economical. The optimised tread pattern and durable structure provide not only a pleasant driving experience, but also clear savings in fuel costs thanks to the low rolling resistance. The Nokian Hakka Truck tyres have been developed to master even the most challenging, rapidly changing weather and road conditions – with respect for the environment.

The Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck product family, on the other hand, is a match for the world’s most demanding winter weather. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck tyres superbly combine modern technology and unique innovations, which results in a comfortable world-class winter tyre for the user.

The tyres are developed by driving millions of kilometres in different operating environments and all kinds of weather. Nokian Tyres’ close co-operation with bus and transport companies offers valuable operating experience to support the design work. The purpose of versatile testing is to offer the market’s safest, most economical tyres for professional driving. The company’s strong competence is based on long traditions. Nokian Tyres developed the world’s first winter tyre for professionals in heavy traffic in 1934.



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Further information:

Nokian Tyres Europe
Nokian Tyres s.r.o
V Parku 2336/22
148 00 Praha 4
Czech Republic

Managing Director Central Europe Hannu Liitsola, Tel. +420 605 236 440 E-mail hannu.liitsola(at)

Nokian Tyres Finland Headquarters
Nokian Tyres plc
Pirkkalaistie 7
P.O.Box 20
37101 Nokia


Product Manager Truck Tyres Teppo Siltanen, Tel. + 358 10 401 7709 E-Mail teppo.siltanen(at)


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