Nokian Heavy Tyres, Nokia, Finland, November 4, 2021 – For truck transports, it is important to have the right tire for the job at hand. The Nokian E-Truck family of tires is designed for reliable, economical kilometers on medium and regional haul. Nokian R-Truck, on the other hand, is a tire family for demanding on and off-road use. Nokian Tyres widens its tire portfolio with new sizes to serve the users of both tire ranges even better.
In places like Central Europe, where the cities and towns are close to one another, there is a need for truck tires that serve reliably in medium and regional haul transports. And even if the winters don’t get quite as extreme as in Nordic, it is reassuring to have tires that can handle any kind of weather – even the occasional slush or snow. The Nokian E-Truck tire series with its excellent mileage and 3PMSF marking was especially created for these kinds of conditions.
“Medium and regional haul in typical European conditions sets its own demands for tires”, says Teppo Siltanen, Product Manager at Nokian Tyres. “The Nokian E-Truck tire family is meant to be an economical all-weather answer to those demands.”
An economical steer axle tire
The new product extends the Nokian E-Truck Steer range of steer axle tires. In size 385/55R22.5, it is meant for medium and regional haul transports in the densely populated areas.
“The new tire offers the same stability and excellent mileage the whole E-Truck family is known for”, says Teppo Siltanen. “Also the fuel economy is improved and heat build-up reduced further with the tire’s very low rolling resistance.”
Trailer tire for two worlds
On and off-road transports involve driving in two different worlds. There is the on-road part with different road surfaces and conditions, and the off-road part which usually means an earthmoving site or a distant forestry site. The Nokian R-Truck tire family is made to work in both worlds.
“In off-road use, the safe grip is ensured with the good self-cleaning properties of the open tread pattern”, says Teppo Siltanen. “Safety and economy are further improved with cut and crack resistant rubber compound with low heat build-up.”
When driving on the road, the tire service life is an important factor too. “A balanced tire serves well in these two very different environments”, Teppo Siltanen says. “The Nokian R-Truck tire series is equally at home on the road and on a worksite, with features to enable long and trouble-free service life.”
Designed for heavy loads
The new Nokian R-Truck Trailer tire in size 285/70R19.5 is made with heavy loads in mind. “Timber transport is a perfect application for the new product”, Teppo Siltanen says. “It combines heavy trailers with journeys on forest roads and forestry sites.”
Sizes and availability
Both Nokian E-Truck Steer 385/55R22.5 and Nokian R-Truck Trailer 285/70R19.5 are available from September 2021.