By: The Working Forest Staff
The latest addition is the Nokian R-Truck product range for demanding on and off-road use – such as earthmoving and forestry applications.
“On and off-road use puts special, even conflicting demands on a truck tire”, says Nokian Heavy Tires Product Manager Teppo Siltanen. “It’s like two different worlds – the smooth highway and the rocky earthmoving site or the muddy forest road. The Nokian R-Truck product line strikes an excellent compromise between the two worlds.”
Starting with the off-road world, all Nokian R-Truck tires have open pattern and wide grooves that ensure good self-cleaning on soft surfaces such as mud, sand, and snow. This improves both grip and reliability. What’s more, they feature a special rubber compound that is highly resistant to cuts and cracks. This reduces the risk of tire damage on rough surfaces. The tires also have stone ejectors in their main grooves, increasing the tire operating life.
On-road, the Nokian R-Truck tires boast an excellent mileage thanks to their even wear pattern and low heat build-up. What’s more, the tires keep their good properties throughout their lifetime. The non-directional pattern is also quiet and has a low rolling resistance.
“The Nokian R-Truck series really represents the cutting edge in tire design”, says Teppo Siltanen. “The non-directional tread, open tread pattern with big tread blocks and the sidewall design are very modern.”
True to the Nokian Tires tradition, the new Nokian R-Truck series is suitable for year-round use. All the tires have the 3PMSF approval, and they are equally at home on snowy roads and hot tarmac.
The Nokian R-Truck series consists of three models:
Nokian R-Truck Steer
Designed for year-round use on steer axles for on and off-road trucks, Nokian R-Truck Steer excels in tough conditions. The stone ejectors in its main grooves prolong the operating life, especially on rough surfaces.
Nokian R-Truck Drive
An all-season drive axle tire designed for on and off-road trucks operating in demanding conditions and various surfaces. Its tread has large blocks that offer durability and reduce cuts and tears in challenging environments.
Nokian R-Truck Trailer
A reliable choice for demanding year-round trailer use, Nokian R-Truck Trailer is optimized for demanding on and off-road and timber trailer use. Its main grooves have stone ejectors that reduce the risk of tire damage.