TP Commercial Solutions President Clif Armstrong says the tires underwent “a rigorous testing process” that included on-road testing with fleets in various applications “to develop tires for the specific needs of the U.S. market.”
Among the products making their debut Thursday was the Pentathlon D premium long haul drive tire. The SmartWay verified tire, Armstrong says, offers high mileage along with fuel savings and low emission benefits. The tire incorporates a dual layer tread compound for long lasting performance; a special undertread compound to equal low rolling resistance and fuel consumption; an optimized pattern geometry and 3SB belt evolution for durable, even wear; a directional tread pattern for excellent grip on wet and dry; and Pirelli’s patented Spiral Advanced Technology for Truck (SATT) technology and Hexa Bead Wire for retreadability.
Pentathlon will be the company’s name for its premium long haul products and Pentathlon D is the first product to launch.
Also unveiled Thursday was the G:85 Series On/Off Road tire for mixed applications. The G:85 Series comes in both an All Position rib product as well as an aggressive Drive companion.
The FH:01 Motor Coach is designed for the the bus fleet market and is optimized for durability and a smooth comfortable ride while promoting steering precision and grip on both dry and wet surfaces.
Formula Driver II All Position rib tire is a product of the Formula Brand, the company’s Tier II brand. It’s initial launch will be limited in size before expanding to a full product line.