Vacu-Lug rolls out new generation tyre CV Show

Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres, the commercial tyre retreading specialist and tyre management solutions provider, is launching the first of a new generation of tyres featuring an enhanced sidewall protection system at the upcoming CV Show.

Hannah Shipman and Dave Alsopp on the Vacu-lug stand

The new 245/70R17.5 WZY2 has been manufactured to provide operators with extra protection against kerb wear. The Vacu-Lug team have developed this innovative product, designed to provide a practical alternative to traditional solid sidewall protectors, which can have weaknesses within their design if too rigid (leading to unwanted heat build-up) and can also have high abrasion rates (due to their inability to deflect from impact with solid surfaces).

Vacu-Lug’s new tyre is designed with additional sidewall protection (ASP) and comprises 5 ribs moulded into the upper sidewall of the tyre. This pioneering sidewall protection provides greater flexibility and abrasion resistance to provide the maximum overall protection possible against kerb wear, whilst its design allows heat to dissipate more effectively. The material used to create the sidewall protection is a new compound formulation which is highly cut and tear resistant.

This tyre has all the same tread features as Vacu-Lug’s current and industry-proven WZY2 as the tread pattern has not been scaled down for the smaller 17.5” tyre. Instead, it has deliberately been kept at full scale to give the best overall performance. Full information regarding the 245/70R17.5 WZY2 will be available from Vacu-Lug’s stand in hall 4.