New Mixed Use Treads from Hankook

Hankook SmartWork

New treads for mixed on-road and off-road use have been introduced to supplement Hankook’s existing SmartWork tyre range.

Three New Hankook Tread Designs

The new products, SmartWork AM11 for the steering axle, DM11 for the drive axle and the trailer tyre TM11, have been designed with the requirements of construction site supply vehicles in mind. This means the new series not only holds its own with good traction on site, it performs well on the road too, with a long service life amongst other things.

The SmartWork AM11 for the steering axle or use on all axles, has three extra-wide main drainage tread grooves in a zigzag design to improve hydroplaning safety. Special rubber blocks in the tread grooves stop stones from becoming lodged. An angular sipe design guarantees optimum traction, while chamfered block edges and special sipes on the tread blocks contribute towards more block stability and also improve the braking and handling response. The SmartWork AM11 also has a closed shoulder design for more driving stability, lateral stability and even abrasion for a longer service life.

The trailer tyre TM11 differs from the SmartWork AM11 in that it has a half-open shoulder design. Lateral grooves enhance tyre traction particularly on muddy or snow-covered roads and on construction sites. Both the SmartWork AM11 and the SmartWork TM11 have M+S marking.

The SmartWork DM11 is available for the drive axle. The directional V-shaped tread design enables improved displacement of mud and water in the construction site area. The interblock tie-bars at the centre of the SmartWork DM11 ensure high block stability and guarantee outstanding straight driving performance and impact dispersion for blocks, thereby improving durability. Three-dimensional sipes also enhance tyre traction. The SmartWork DM11 also has the snowflake symbol, which means it can even be used under very wintry conditions.


About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Commercial Tyre Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyre & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


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