Prometeon Debut Innovative New 325/90 R 24.5 Tyre Size at IAA

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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.

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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