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Fulda launches high load trailer tyre

Fulda is introducing the Ecotonn 2 HL high load trailer tyre to meet the demands of truck operators wanting to maximize profits by increasing payload.

Nearly 80 per cent of European countries now permit maximum permitted vehicle weights in excess of 40 tonnes, so operators want to optimize the capacity of their vehicles. The 385/65R22.5 Ecotonn 2 HL enables just that, allowing 10-tonne axle weights so that trailers can carry greater payloads.

In addition to its increased capacity, the 385/65R22.5 Ecotonn 2 HL, which has a load index of 164K/158L, classifies as a winter tyre with the M+S marking, and the EU tyre label grades endorse its good fuel economy, wet grip and low noise.

“The attractive price levels of Fulda truck tyres along with the benefits offered by the new Ecotonn 2 HL 10 tonne trailer tyres makes this tyre a very attractive choice for fleets,” said Marc Preedy, Commercial Director Goodyear Dunlop UK. “The new tyre not only allows operators to make maximum use of increasing permitted weights but also carries the M+S winter classification and features a robust construction for longer life.”

As well as the robust carcass construction, which provides a high level of retreadability, the main feature of the tyre is the tread, which has six wide ribs designed to withstand the stresses experienced by trailer tyres. This gives high mileage and good resistance to damage. Groove design comprises wide, zig-zag grooves that provide many gripping edges to the circumferential ribs as they go through the footprint. This means a high level of braking performance on both dry and wet roads.

The EU tyre label grades endorse the tyre’s good fuel economy and braking performance with ‘B’ grades in both fuel economy and wet grip as well as boasting the lowest noise rating of one audio wave and a figure of 69 dB.

The new Fulda 385/65R22.5 Ecotonn 2 HL, which is replacing the standard version is regroovable and retreadable, and available now.