The second generation Nokian HTS G2 tires launched in Amsterdam in June 2017.

The second generation Nokian HTS G2 tires launched in Amsterdam in June 2017.

Nokian Heavy Tyres Ltd. has released the second generation of its HTS terminal tires. The Nokian HTS G2 tire will be available as either L-4S slicks or with E-4 treads.

The tire features a load capacity in the 18.00-25 sizes up to 38,580 lbs at 15 mph and has been designed to be even more rugged, efficient and safe than the prior generation, the company says.

The L-4S slicks offer more contact surface, which helps extend tire life, says Nokian.

The L-4S slicks offer more contact surface, which helps extend tire life, says Nokian.

“The choice of slicks or treads depends entirely on customer preference. The L-4S slicks have more contact surface, which helps extend their life, while the E-4 treads remain cooler in hot climates and over long transfer journeys, which also extends their life,” says Martti Keinonen, project manager for Nokian Heavy Tyres. HTS G2 tires have a multilayer, cross-ply structure that Nokian says provides stability and a high load-bearing capacity. Increased stability also means enhanced safety, as it prevents reach stackers from kneeling even when handling the heaviest loads.

Both the L-4S and E-4 models have a long-lasting rubber compound optimized for harbor applications. The rubber compound resists wear on high-friction asphalt surfaces, while the stiff cross-ply structure ensures that the tires are long-lasting, which lowers costs over its lifespan.

The E-4 tread is one of two tire options for teh new Nokian HTS G2 tire.

The E-4 tread is one of two tire options for teh new Nokian HTS G2 tire.

Tests have shown the new generation of tires to be as much as twice as long lasting as competing tires depending on conditions, the company says. Deliveries will begin this fall in the 18.00-25 size for both L-4S slicks and E-4 treaded tyres. The larger 18.00-33 size will be available in 2018.

18.00-25               L-4S

18.00-25               E-4

18.00-33               L-4S (available in 2018)

18.00-33               E-4 (available in 2018)

For more information, visit www.nokianheavytyres.com.

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