At this year’s IAA Transportation 2022 show, Prometeon Tyre Group unveiled a new innovative 325/90 R24.5 tyre size under its PIRELLI-branded Serie 02 range. Developed in collaboration with wheel manufacturer Accuride Wheels, Prometeon is the first tyre manufacturer to propose this new size of tyre.
Co-operation with Accuride
Meanwhile, rim manufacturer Accuride Wheels has produced a specially designed wheel to support the new tyre size. A new monoblock 24.5x9.00 wheel has been created which replaces the current 24x8.5 (one-piece) tubeless wheel (TL) and the 8.5-24 (multi-piece) wheel, which are significantly heavier for tube-tyre (TT).
Prometeon has developed the new tyre for easier assembly and dismantling, and improved safety during operations. In addition, the new tyre has a greater load capacity (up to 5 tonnes per tyre) that ensures a broader application spectrum.
The new 325/90 R24.5 TL offers an alternative to 325/95 R24 and 12.00 R24 sizes on a new rim type specially developed by Accuride. This tyre/wheel rim combination becomes up to 957 kilograms lighter when shifting from a TT to a TL rim on vehicles typically used in Middle Eastern countries, where this size is the most common.
All this was made possible by adopting the state-of-the-art technology available on the entire PIRELLI Serie 02 range, to offer a sustainable product that optimises operating costs.
The performance of the new tyre offers greater strength and durability, higher mileage and a lower rolling resistance. The new rims are fully compatible with tyre pressure monitoring sensors (TPMS), which will be standard in the future.