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Apollo launches new truck trailer tyre

Apollo Tyres Europe has launched its all-new, next-generation truck trailer tyre: the EnduRace RT2.

Building on the success of its predecessor, Apollo claims its new ‘Regional Trailer tyre’ provides excellent all-weather performance, reduced rolling resistance, and enhanced mileage and durability, representing a premium yet affordable solution for truck operators.

The second generation of the EnduRace RT, the new Apollo Tyres EnduRace RT2 is produced in Europe and is designed for Regional application – suitable for medium- and long-distance transport.

Although optimised to deliver outstanding grip in wet and winter conditions, Apollo says it performs well across all seasons and is certified for snow grip with the ‘three peak mountain and snowflake’ mark. Grip overall is 15 per cent better compared to the previous generation, according to Apollo.

The EnduRace RT 2 also has premium mileage performance with enhanced durability and reduced rolling resistance, in part thanks to an improved tread compound that helps minimise abrasion and heat build-up. The durable and optimised ply casing means the tyre has enhanced retreadability – an important requirement for many fleet operators.

Even wear across the tread pattern is achieved thanks to a wider contact area, affording uniform pressure distribution, again assisting with durability and rolling resistance. The reinforced casing contributes to the improved durability – 1.7 times greater than the European regulatory requirement – and enhanced tear resistance.

Also being added to the Apollo truck tyre offering is the new Apollo 315/80 R22.5 EnduRace RD2 truck tyre. The new ‘regional drive’ tyre is equipped with unique new groove tread pattern incorporating ‘HGTech’ Hidden Groove Technology with Multi-Edge shoulder blocks – allows for superior snow grip and optimised performance on slippery surfaces.

The new truck tyre’s snow grip is 1.4 times greater the European regulatory standard requirement and is marked with the three peak mountain and snowflake, Apollo says.

“The pattern life and traction extension will guarantee the best performance on the regional drive tyre axle with superior traction for trucks, important to truck operators,” a spokesperson for the tyre maker claims.