Hankook Extends OE Fitments for Premium Trucks in Europe
Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. is expanding its original equipment (OE) portfolio in the heavy commercial vehicle (HCV) and medium duty segment as part of its existing OE agreements for Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Actros, Antos, Arocs, Econic and Atego.
The updated tire selection includes the e-cube MAX AL10+ and DL10+ as well as the SmartFlex AH31 and DH31, the company’s flagship products for the European market.
Hankook will also provide multiple options for 22.5 inch tires.
The company says the e-cube Max AL10+ (all position long haul) utilizes linear grooves with waved walls to prevent uneven wear, enhancing durability and providing improved long-term fuel efficiency. The improved tread compound and high load index of the AL10+ increases fuel efficiency while simultaneously increasing load capacity.
The e-cube MAX DL10+ (drive axle long haul) offers drivers excellent traction with its three-dimensional kerfs as well as superior long mileage performance with extra-wide tread blocks and deep grooves, according to Hankook. The block supporter also provides the DL10+ with boosted longevity and low rolling resistance. Both of these tread patterns will be supplied in three sizes 315/80R22.5, 315/70R22.5 and 315/60R22.5.
The hybrid line Smart Flex AH31 is an all-season TBR tire well-suited for variable road conditions. Hankook says the drive axle tire DH31 is perfectly matched for a number of different applications. It provides excellent traction in a number regional, long-haul and winter conditions due to its Three Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) certification while guaranteeing high mileage durability, according to the company. The SmartFlex AH31 and SmartFlex DH31 will be available in three sizes, the 315/80R22.5, 315/70R22.5 and 295/80R22.5 for the new Actros.
Equipped with M+S and 3PMSF certification, the e-cube Max DL10+ and SmartFlex series will serve as the optimal fitments for commercial trucks looking to increase their durability and handling performance.
Hankook was selected as an OE supplier for Mercedes-Benz medium duty Atego trucks and heavy duty Actros trucks in 2014.
For more information, visit www.hankooktire.com/global.