Dayton Expands Truck Tyre Range

Dayton is launching two new products in the value truck tyre segment: medium-sized Dayton D550S steer tyre and D650D drive tyre for light and medium trucks.

Dayton tyres are made in Europe by Bridgestone to give cost-oriented fleet operators essential performance at the best possible price. Since Dayton tyres benefit from Bridgestone process and quality controls, fleet operators can be sure they are fitting durable tyres.

Steven De Bock, Director OE & Rep Sales Operations Commercial, Bridgestone Europe says: “These two new products give Dayton wider coverage in the value segment of the European truck tyre market where price is king. Backed by Bridgestone, Dayton is successfully carving out a distinct position based on reliability and performance.”

The new D550S and D650D medium-size tyres target the light (3.5 to 7 ton) and medium (7.5 to 16 ton) truck segment, popular with the regional distribution, vehicle rental, household relocation and construction industries.

These vehicles typically operate in urban areas and on regional routes, with less time on highways. The new Dayton tyres are therefore designed to cope with the challenges of delivery operations such as curbing, stop-start use and the strains of multiple short journeys on a variety of road surfaces.

D550S steer is a robust tyre that combines good resistance against irregular wear with reliable handling in wet and dry. Stone ejectors in the tread add extra value, helping to keep the casing in good condition for retreading.

The D650D drive tyre provides good traction and braking response, while the tie-bar tread design helps to minimize heel and toe wear.

Both tyres have a slim-bead construction which reduces tyre weight and fuel consumption without compromising durability. Operators can also count on year-round performance since both tyres carry M+S (Mud & Snow) and 3PMSF (Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake) markings.

D550S and D650D are available in Europe in the principal sizes 215/75R17.5 and 265/70R19.5 for light and medium trucks, from October 2017. The line-up will be gradually extended within next year.

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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