Tires and wheels

Marangoni Tread’s trailer retread

Marangoni Tread’s XP Extreme Performance line of spliceless retreads now includes the Ringtread RTL SA 16/32-inch size for spread- or multi-axle trailer applications. RTL SA combines the company’s proprietary Ringtread technology and a compound to help mileage and reduce premature wear when cornering due to tires dragging, which causes lateral stress, shoulders twist, scrap, scrub, chip and tear. Marangoni Tread North America Inc., www.na.marangoni.com

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Fleetline’s refuse fenders

Fleetline’s refuse fenders are constructed of high-density polyethylene and are engineered for corrosion and UV resistance. The two- or three-piece design accommodates tandem- and tri-axle applications. Fleetline, www.fontainespray.com

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Oliver Rubber’s medium-duty drive retread

Oliver Rubber’s Lug Traction Drive is a lightweight open-shoulder drive-position retread suited for regional and urban commercial vehicles, including school bus, pickup-and-delivery and food/beverage applications. The retread is designed for added all-weather traction and durability and uses the company’s proprietary VDI Plus technology that helps resist stone and road debris retention. ORCO LTD replaces the Oliver Super Traction Deep retread and is available in five widths: 200, 210, 220, 230 and 240. Oliver Rubber Co., www.oliverrubber.com

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Bendix’s brake shoe coating

Bendix’s PermaGuard protective coating for its remanufactured brake shoes is engineered to improve resistance to rust jacking while offering increased brake life. In creating PermaGuard, the company reformulated its coating and wash process to help improve its ability to adhere to the metal shoe. Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, www.bendix.com

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Giti’s SmartWay-verified drive tire

Giti’s SmartWay-verified GT Radial GDL651FS drive tire for long-haul applications has a low-rolling-resistance compound engineered to improve fuel economy and deliver low heat generation for added durability. Four zigzag longitudinal grooves are designed for added traction and driving stability, while a continuous shoulder rib design helps prevent irregular wear for longer mileage; optimization of the tread block ratio also helps prevent irregular wear by creating uniformity in block stiffness. An enhanced angle in the groove ...

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Ridewell’s self-steer auxiliary suspension

Ridewell’s RSS-2361000 self-steer auxiliary suspension for I-beam axle integration is designed for single-wheel applications and is rated with a 13,500-pound capacity. The suspension has an adjustable frame width and low-maintenance polyurethane bushings. An integrated air tank kit is available. Ridewell Suspensions, www.ridewellcorp.com

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Cooper’s new Roadmaster sizes

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has added two new sizes to its Roadmaster RM272 commercial tire line, which is engineered to withstand the demands of drop-deck trailers. The RM272 is now available in sizes 11R22.5 and 295/75R22.5. Designed to ward off irregular wear and damage due to curbing, Cooper says the RM272 features a four-belt steel casing and has a slightly rounded tread footprint, along with a reinforced shoulder to help withstand extreme side forces. Its ...

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