Pirelli has unveiled its new truck, agricultural and off-the-road tire lines at the Mid-American Trucking Show in Kentucky.
Pirelli announced last year it planned to enter the commercial truck tire market and gave the industry its first glimpse at their initial range at MATS, the world’s largest annual heavy duty trucking show.
Here’s everything Pirelli has told us about their North American range.
Described as “a premium long haul drive tire,” the Pentathlon D is SmartWay verified, offering fleets the best of both worlds — extremely high mileage and (thanks to its EcoImpact features) fuel savings and low-emission benefits.
Pentathlon will be the name of the premium long haul Pirelli product family in the US/Canada. Pentathlon D will be the first to launch and as the name connotes, this tire has five distinct areas that distinguish it: high mileage, energy efficiency, even wear, high traction and high “retreadability.”
It 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 finally, Pirelli’s patented SATT (Spiral Advanced Technology for Truck) and Hexa Bead Wire to help the retreading process.
Pirelli says Pentathlon D provided excellent results in testing against the industry’s most important performance benchmarks of mileage and traction in all conditions.
G:85 Series for On/Off Road
“Rugged, durable and long lasting,” the FG:85 and TG:85 are specifically designed for steer and drive on/off road applications.
The G:85 Series comes in both an All Position rib product as well as an aggressive Drive companion.
These tires are workhorses for mixed-use vehicles, designed to enhance structural integrity while resisting extreme stress factors and laceration. Equipped with a durable casing for multiple retreads, both tires were placed in the most demanding service environment tests possible and performed “at the highest levels versus the competition.”
FH:01 Motor Coach
Designed for the demanding bus fleet market, Pirelli said its long haul and regional all position FH:01 Motor Coach tire tested extremely well.
Its key product features include durability and a smooth, comfortable ride. An optimized tread pattern promotes steering precision and grip on both dry and wet surfaces. A Pirelli-patented innovative shoulder tread contour allows even distribution of pressure, ultimately resulting in even wear and high mileage, the company says.
Formula Driver II All Position rib
This product is part of the Formula Brand, a Pirelli Tier II brand that will be launched in the U.S and Canada, including the Formula Driver II All Position rib, which will start with limited sizes and then expand to a full product line.
Formula Driver II delivers great value in mileage, handling and durability thanks to Pirelli SATT, engineered to enhance uniformity of wear, tire life, handling characteristics and retreading capability.