Nokian’s new truck tyre has been designed to transport heavy loads through its high trailer weight, which affects vehicle handling. The trailer tyres can maintain grip, stability and reliable transport goods in all types of weather while offering higher mileage and low rolling resistance.
Nokian Produces Tyres for All Axle Positions
Optimising excellent grip throughout the year, Nokian has made its Hakka Truck tyre range to last with slow, even wear. Now introducing its new Nokian Hakka Truck Trailer tyre, the company has found a way to ensure the tyre works for every axle position.
“We call it the ‘magic triangle’ – the combination of good grip, low rolling resistance and high mileage. Normally improving one feature often compromises another”, explains Teppo Siltanen, Product Manager at Nokian Tyres. “However, with the new Nokian Hakka Truck Trailer tyre, we have managed to reach a sweet spot where all three parameters are top-notch without any compromises.”
A Trailer Tyre Designed to Transport Dangerous Goods Safely
The importance of a good trailer tyre becomes most obvious when transporting dangerous goods (ADR), liquids or bulk. The high trailer weight affects the handling of the entire vehicle, making the grip, stability and reliability of the trailer tyres a critical demand.
“Surprisingly, transporting milk from farms sets high demands for tyres, as the tank is heavy and the last kilometres can be driven on pretty rough roads that change with the season from muddy to snowy,” Siltanen says. “The same goes with wood chip transportation.”
Another factor to pay attention to is the local legislation. “The demands for good energy efficiency and low noise level are getting stricter worldwide”, says Teppo Siltanen. “Also, many Nordic countries are starting to demand 3PMSF markings on every tyre of the vehicle during winter months.”
Nokian Hakka Truck Trailer tyres, Siltanen confirms are compliant with the strictest regulations with its fuel-saving rolling resistance, low noise and 3PMSF marking.
Besides safety, the new Nokian Hakka Truck Trailer tyre has been designed with economical kilometres in mind.
“The mileage really stands out”, says Teppo Siltanen. “The long, care-free service life means easier tyre management with a lower total cost of ownership in the long run.”
Another way to save money and the environment is to use retreaded tyres. That is why Nokian Tyres has released the compatible Nokian Noktop Hakka Trailer retread together with the tyre.
“The Nokian Hakka Truck Trailer tyre with its sturdy chassis suits well for retreading”, Teppo Siltanen says. “The compatible Nokian Noktop Hakka Trailer retread makes sure the tyre performs equally well in the second round!”