Oliver Rubber, a leading provider of products and services in the tire retreading industry, has launched Regional A/P, an all position precure retread for regional, spread axle and on/off road applications. Regional A/P is designed for single axle, tandem axle, tanker, spread/multi-axle and conventional applications.
“The Regional A/P builds on the success of Oliver’s 100 years of experience in manufacturing retread products by adding rounded shoulders to fight the lateral forces inherent to on/off road and spread axle applications,” said Philip Boarts, product category manager, Retread for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “The retread provides excellent chip, cut and chunk resistance, while supplying excellent mileage.”
Oliver Rubber says the tire’s rounded shoulders fight lateral forces common in spread axle conditions. The five rib solid shoulder design and Oliver compounds offer long, even wear – even in toughest conditions. The retread is available in four sizes.
According to the company, the Regional A/P includes Oliver’s exclusive VDiplus feature. This tread feature acts as a visual depth indicator, plus it resists the retention of road debris and helps in the enforcement of pull points. VDiplus is an Oliver Rubber exclusive feature that no other retread product in the industry offers. VDiplus has two benefits for transportation and logistics companies. First, easy visual tread depth gauging enhances the fleet operations budget planning process. Second, reduced lodging of foreign material abates stone drilling conditions and casing penetration issues that typically occur in the trucking industry. VDiplus points are strategically placed protecting tire investment. All Oliver retreads carry a national warranty to 2/32nds of tread depth.
Oliver Rubber is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Michelin North America, which acquired the company in 2007.