Three Arisun and Westlake brand tires manufactured by Zhongce Rubber Group Co. Ltd. (ZC Rubber) have received SmartWay approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The three radial tires to obtain SmartWay verification are:
* Westlake AT566 long haul tire;
* Arisun AT570 long haul tire; and
* Arisun AD778 regional driver tire.
ZC Rubber says the premium tires were verified for meeting efficiency standards in fuel consumption and releasing reduced gas emissions. The company says low rolling resistance tires help customers lower fuel costs as well as help protect the environment.
The Westlake AT566 is a wide base super single tire with a long life tread compound applicable for both steer and trailer service, according to ZC Rubber.
The Arisun AT570 has seven ribs with six wide, straight grooves for precise handling and outstanding traction and provides even wear with less pressure on the road. The tire is recommended for use on trailers.
The AT570 and AT566 are available in size 445/50R22.5.
Arisun AD778 is a premium drive tire for regional paved road applications. The company says a special tread compound and tire carcass improve tire life and retreadability.
The tread depth of the four sizes (11R22.5, 295/75R22.5, 11R24.5 and 285/75R24.5) is 28/32”, which is deeper than most other tires, according to ZC Rubber. Extra deep grooves with central longitude ribs improve traction.