Nokian Tyres Introduces New On and Off-Road Truck Portfolio
Nokian Tyres is continuing to broaden its product portfolio for trucks and buses in the past few years. The latest addition is the Nokian R-Truck product range for on and off-road application – such as earthmoving and forestry applications.
New On-Off Range from Nokian Tyres
“On and off-road use puts special, even conflicting demands on a truck tyre”, says Nokian Heavy Tyres Product Manager Teppo Siltanen. “It’s like two different worlds – the smooth highway and the rocky earthmoving site or the muddy forest road. The Nokian R-Truck product line strikes an excellent compromise between the two worlds.”
Starting with the off-road world, all Nokian R-Truck tyres have open pattern and wide grooves that ensure good self-cleaning on soft surfaces such as mud, sand and snow. This improves both grip and reliability. Furthermore, they feature a special rubber compound that is highly resistant to cuts and cracks. This reduces the risk of damage on rough surfaces, whilst also having stone ejectors in their main grooves, increasing the operating life.
On-road, the Nokian R-Truck boasts good mileage thanks to their even wear pattern and low heat build-up, whilst keeping their good properties throughout their lifetime. The non-directional pattern is also quiet and has a low rolling resistance.
Business Line Director Ari Maunula sums it up: “Nokian R-Truck tyres have been tested and manufactured in Europe, and the new range corresponds to the European standards and regulations. We wanted to design the best possible tyre for European drivers, no matter how north or south they drive.”
The Nokian R-Truck series consists of three models: Nokian R-Truck Steer, Nokian R-Truck Drive and Nokian R-Truck Trailer.
Firstly, the Nokian R-Truck Steer has been designed for year-round use on steer axles on on and off-road trucks, Nokian R-Truck Steer excels in tough conditions. The stone ejectors in its main grooves prolong the operating life especially on rough surfaces.
Moving on to the Nokian R-Truck Drive, the all-season drive axle tyre is designed for on and off-road trucks operating in demanding conditions and various surfaces. Its tread has large blocks that offer durability and reduce cuts and tears in challenging environments.
Finally, the Nokian R-Truck Trailer is the offering for demanding year-round trailer use, Nokian R-Truck Trailer is optimized for demanding on and off-road and timber trailer use. Its main grooves have stone ejectors that reduce the risk of tyre damage.