Barum Expands Trailer Tyre Range

The Barum trailer tyre BT 200 R 385/65 R 22.5 is one of three new trailer tyres in the 200 R-series.
Barum is expanding its range of tyres for the commercial vehicle market by adding three new trailer tyres to the 200 R-series. The BT 200 R is now available in sizes 385/65 R 22.5 and 385/55 R 22.5, as well as in the special 445/45 R 19.5 size for use in volume transport. The robust tyres feature high mileage and economical fuel consumption and the flexibility for use in both regional and long-distance transport. Like all Barum tyres from the 200 R-series, the trailer tyres are based on a robust carcass with reinforced steel cord beads, which makes them suitable for retreading.

Barum started the introduction of its new 200 R-series product line last year, with the steering and drive axle tyres. The new trailer tyre BT 200 R 385/65 R 22.5 delivers high mileage and consistent safety while driving, even on wet roads.

With its very good wet performance, the tyre achieves EU label rating “B” in the wet grip category in both tyre sizes. Thanks to the improved composition of the rubber compound, the BT 200 R 385/55 R 22.5 and BT 200 R 385/65 R 22.5 are also resistant to cutting damage. Together with the re-designed tread of the tyre contact surface and the stable carcass, the trailer tyres are optimally set up for a long tyre life.

An optimised rubber compound and a new tyre contact surface tread have also been used in the third trailer tyre of the current product expansion, the BT 200 R 445/45 R 19.5. The power package beneath the trailer tyres has a high load capacity and optimum mileage with a low diameter, and is therefore particularly suitable for use in volume transport. Despite the low diameter, the BT 200 R 445/45 R 19.5 saves on fuel and thus achieves a “B” rating in the EU label fuel efficiency category.

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.


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