Improved mileage claim for new steer tyre

Improved mileage claim for new steer tyre

Kumho says its new XS 10 is a genuine premium truck steer tyre designed to provide safe driving in wet, icy and dry conditions

Kumho has launched a new premium heavy duty truck steer tyre which it says is suitable for a wide range of truck operating conditions in regional and long distance operations.

Kumho says its new Kumho XS 10 is a genuine premium truck steer tyre designed to provide safe driving in wet, icy and dry conditions.

According to Kumho, the XS10 also offers an extended mileage capability due4 to its wide tread and shoulder design, while a special tread compound results in improved handling.

Stone ejectors within the groove pattern are said to increase the tyre’s re-treading ability as well as delivering longer life and better casing durability.

Kumho boasts that, taking everything into consideration, the XS10 offers increase in tyre life of up to 15 per cent when compared with its predecessor.

The Kumho XS10 uses an abrasive resistant, high speed compound which the company says allows it to be used in multiple regional applications for medium to long haul use.

The five-rib tread design is said to offer enhanced steer ability while ICOS (Integrated Component System Technology) has been applied to improve the overall performance of the tyre, enhancing rolling resistance and reducing wear, as well as bead belt and carcass durability, Kumho states.

According to Troy Bone, national sales manager for commercial vehicle tyres for Kumho Tyre Australia, the new XS10 will give Kumho a premium steer tyre in the heavy truck market and enhance the company’s already strong position in the truck tyre market.

"The XS10 is an all new tyre that incorporates the many years of tyre design and engineering knowledge Kumho has gathered in truck tyre design," Bone says.

"Along with better performance and handling characteristics, the increased durability and mileage capability of the XS10 will bring significant savings for truck operators along with safer and more efficient running across a wide variety of trucks and conditions," he adds.

The XS10 is available initially in 295/80R22.5 16ply 152/ 148M sizing which Kumho says will suit the vast majority of heavy truck steer wheels.

In addition to the multi performance steer tyre, Kumho says it also offers a multi performance drive tyre, the XD10 which is available as a 295/80R22.5 size. The company adds that it utilises the same special abrasive resistant, high speed compound as in the XS10, its hexagonal block design improves grip, mileage and braking performance.

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