Nokian Introduce Hakka Truck Steer
Finnish tyre manufacturer Nokian has announced the forthcoming launch of the new Hakka Truck Steer tyre to complement the existing multi-use Hakka Truck Drive. With the new tyre Nokian set out to create an optimised feature set for all-weather long and medium haul steering axle tyres. The result is a new kind of tyre with good wear resistance, low rolling resistance, and grip on wet as well as snowy roads – all this while being pleasantly quiet.
“Nokian Hakka Truck Steer is packed with innovations”, says Teppo Siltanen, Product Manager at Nokian Heavy Tyres. “One of them is a whole new type of sipe activator – we call them ‘Oka’ (Finnish for ‘Thorn’) because of their shape.”
The efficient siping is one of the factors that give Nokian Hakka Steer its grip. “It is a new generation all-weather tread design with 3PMSF approval”, Siltanen explains. “You can really count on your tyre around the year.”
Another important feature is, of course, the mileage. Nokian Hakka Truck Steer is designed to last. “First of all, the wider tread and even wear pattern give you better mileage”, says Siltanen. “Also, we sat down to innovate ways to prevent stone trapping. We came up with a new kind of stepped rock resistors on the groove walls, making the tyre carcass less susceptible to damage from stone drilling.”
According to Siltanen, the demand for non-compromising all-weather tyres has been growing in the past years. Nokian Hakka Truck Steer answers perfectly to this demand. “It offers good fuel economy and many, many trouble-free kilometres on European as well as Nordic roads”, he concludes. “It has a very well-balanced set of features, making Nokian Hakka Truck Steer good value for money.”
The Hakka Truck Steer will be available in 315/80R22.5 and 315/70R22.5 with effect from Q3/2017. This will be supplemented with 295/80R22.5 in Q4/2017 and 385/65R22.5 in Q1/2018.