Falken’s Extended Tyre Range and Higher Load Ratings Take the Strain for Truck Operators

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Starting from March 2021, Falken will increase its range of tyre fitments available for commercial vehicles, along with the load rating of select patterns. 

Falken Announces Tyre Range Expansion 

To support operators and users, numerous additions will also be made to Falken’s truck tyre range. In production is Falken’s BI856 high-traction drive axle tyre for regional and long-distance transport, which will be available in 295/60 R22.5 150/147. 
Falken’s patterns for steering and trailer axles – the GI378, GI368 and RI151 – will be available in additional fitments. The Falken GI378 will be available in sizes 425/65 R 22.5 165 K and 445/65 R 22.5 169 K. Featuring the snowflake symbol, this all-season tyre has proven itself on both construction sites and in urban applications. The Falken GI368 in size 385/65 R 22.5 will be upgraded to feature an increased load index of 164 (speed index K). 
Falken is also offering four new sizes for the RI151 model: 215/75 R17.5 128/126M, 265/70 R 17.5 140/138 M, 255/70 R 22.5 140/137 M and 295/60 R 22.5 150/147 L. Additionally, the load index of fitment 385/65 R 22.5 is increasing to 164K. 
Engineered for regional transport usage, the durable and efficient RI128 pattern will come in additional sizes: 245/70 R 17.5 143/141J, 285/70 R 19.5 150/148J and 275/70 R 22.5 152/148 J. The load index for fitment 245/70 R 19.5 has been increased to 141/140 J, while the 385/65 R 22.5 has been upgraded to a load index of 164 K (158 L). 
In April 2021, Falken will begin production of the GI388 all-wheel drive tyre for construction vehicles in 385/65 R 22.5 with the increased load index of 164 K. The addition of the fitment 13R 22.5 156/150K (154/150L) will follow in summer 2021.

About the author

Charlotte Nahon is the Communications and Digital Executive for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2018, Charlotte has been in the Digital and Communications sector, working in Canada as well as Spain. Her degree is in Communication Studies from the University of Ottawa, and ever since graduating she has been writing for multiple sectors including automotive, energy, education, pharmaceuticals and more. 

Email: charlotte.nahon@retreadingbusiness.com

Phone: (44) 1270 668 718

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