New Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck E2 Tyre and Noktop Hakkapeliitta E2 Take Grip Levels to New Heights


With close to a million units sold, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck E tyres and compatible Noktop Hakkapeliitta E retreading materials have been a benchmark for winter traction tyres for over a decade. While the grip, safety and comfort of the original Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck E is still hard to beat, the new demands set by changing work, trucks and legislation call for an improved version.

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Jobs such as snow plowing, timber transports and the like often take place on deep or packed snow and ice, and on rough roads. Featuring a suitable tyre for all axle positions, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck product series represents the peak of Nokian Tyres’ winter know-how for trucks and buses. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck E drive axle tyre was designed for extreme demands, minimising the need for chains on the winding forest roads – hence the letter E. Now the new Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck E2 tyre builds on the tradition of high quality, improving on many fields.

“Compared to its predecessor, Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck E2 has better stability as well as grip in both deep and packed snow”, says Mr. Teppo Siltanen, Product Manager at Nokian Tyres. “Also, the grip lasts longer, thanks to some clever tread pattern features.”

The Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck E2 engineering highlights include peg siping that enables deeper reach, better worn grip and less tearing damage. Connected-block system brings consistent rigidity and even wear pattern, while the open center tread design and deep-reaching center sipes improve the tyre service life.

Besides the improved grip and longevity, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta E2 winter tyre also helps to save fuel and produce less noise.

“Often, good grip and a low rolling resistance are seen as two opposing qualities”, Siltanen says. “But we have managed to reduce the tyre noise and rolling resistance while improving the grip as well, which is good news as the legislation governing noise and fuel consumption is also getting tighter.”

Retreading truck tyres makes sense – both economically and for the planet. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck E2 tyre carcass has been designed with one or even two retreads in mind. The compatible Noktop Hakkapeliitta Truck E2 retreading material with Noktop retreading process make sure the tyre properties are as good as the original in the second round as well.

Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck E2 tyre will be available in Q3/2020 in sizes 295/80R22.5, 315/80R22.5 and 315/70R22.5. The compatible retreading material, Nokian Noktop Hakkapeliitta E2, will be available in Q2/2020 with tread widths covering the most common tyre sizes.

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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