Tue March 19 07:00 am 2019 in category Company news
New truck tires, new retreading materials – Nokian Tyres keeps up with the changing industry demands
In transportation industry, the product development never stops. Heavier trucks require tires to match, and new tire product lines call for matching tire retreading materials. Nokian Tyres launches four new products to bring peace of mind for professional drivers.
New front tire for extra heavy winter transports
Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck tire range is the Nokian Tyres’ flagship winter tire product line for trucks. Featuring tires for every axle position, Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck tires work even in the most severe winter conditions. The new Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck F2 XL tire is a special “Extra Load” version of Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck F2, carrying front axle loads of up to 10 metric tons.
As with the Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck F2, the new tire is the culmination of the northernmost tire manufacturer’s over 100 years of experience in developing the world’s finest winter truck tires.
“The tire offers steady handling and superior grip even in extreme winter conditions”, says Teppo Siltanen, Product Manager at Nokian Tyres, “and adds massive load-bearing capacity needed for the most demanding timber truck, crane truck and snow plowing truck applications to name a few.” The new Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck F2 XL tire will be available in the spring of 2019.
New size for Nokian Hakka Truck Steer family
Nokian Hakka Truck Steer is a front axle tire that offers prime class handling in different main road conditions. Made for long and medium haul, the Nokian Hakka Truck Steer tire has the 3PMSF marking and was first released in 2017.
Available in the spring of 2019, the new size 385/55R22.5 further expands the applications of Nokian Hakka Truck Steer. “The tire size has its users, so this is a welcomed addition”, says Teppo Siltanen. “It enables more trucks to benefit from its stable, predictable handling and excellent mileage.”
Following the new release, Nokian Hakka Truck series will also expand to 60 series sizes by the end of 2019, both for front and drive axle use.
New tire retreading material for on and off-road trailer use
Tire retreading is comparable to manufacturing a new tire, and a premium quality tire carcass can be retreaded 1–2 times. The process is strictly controlled by legislation and authorities, saving money, raw materials and environment. The latest addition to the Nokian Noktop tire retreading selection is Nokian Noktop 75 Super, which has a tire tread design similar to on and off-road trailer tire Nokian R-Truck Trailer.
“Nokian Noktop 75 Super is meant for retreading wide super single trailer tires used in heavy earthmoving, timber transport and other applications on and off the road”, describes Teppo Siltanen. “Its tread pattern is optimized for local and medium-haul on rough surfaces.”
The new retreads fit perfectly for tire carcasses sizes 385/65R22.5 and 385/55R22.5. Featuring 3PMSF marking, these tire treads have excellent self-cleaning properties on soft surfaces. Replacing the old Nokian Noktop 63 Super, the new retreading material will be available in early 2019. Later this year, there will be also retreading treads for 265/70R19.5 and 275/70R22.5 tire carcasses for dual tire fitting.
Retreading materials: www.noktop.com
Toni Silfverberg, Head of Sales & Marketing, Nokian Heavy Tyres Ltd
Teppo Siltanen, Product Manager TBR, Nokian Heavy Tyres Ltd
teppo.siltanen(at)nokiantyres.com, tel. +358 10 401 7709
Nokian Tyres is the world’s northernmost tire manufacturer and one of the most sustainable companies in the industry. We offer peace of mind in all conditions by developing high-quality, safe and eco-friendly tires for passenger cars, trucks and heavy machinery. We are especially well known for our innovative winter tires. Our group also includes the Vianor chain, specializing in vehicle maintenance and tire services. In 2018, the company’s turnover was approximately EUR 1.6 billion and it employed some 4,800 people. Nokian Tyres is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.nokiantyres.com