Tires and wheels

Stemco’s axle fastener

Stemco’s Zip-Torq single-piece axle fastener is designed to simplify and streamline wheel-end bearing adjustment by eliminating the need for special tooling and loose components such as clips, keepers, snap rings and screws. The heavy-duty self-locking mechanism’s high-strength wave spring is engineered to maintain consistent locking force and help prevent inadvertent back-off. Stemco, www.stemco.com

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AutoSock’s textile-cover tire traction device

AutoSock’s textile-cover Alternative Traction Device product line now includes four models in a range of sizes for wide-base single tires to provide an alternative to chains when traction devices are required. High-performance fibers and a specially designed surface pattern help maximize the total contact area exposed to dry friction on snow- and ice-covered roads without damaging fenders and exposed brake lines. The covers are engineered to be compatible with anti-lock braking and traction control systems ...

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Cooper adds new size to Roadmaster lineup

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company added a new size to its Roadmaster RM332 WB commercial tire line. The RM332’s new size is 385/65R22.5 in load range L, which is in addition to size 425/65R22.5 in load range L introduced in April. The RM3332 is a premium, wide-base steer tire for mixed service applications. The RM332 WB tire has a deep 23/32nds of tread depth to provide extended tread life in severe, high scrub applications, and a cut ...

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Marathon’s brake pads

Marathon’s DiscStar Highway Premium brake pads are suited for high-performance air disc brake systems used in on-highway truck and tractor steer and drive axles and motorcoach applications. The low-metallic friction material is rated for 23,000 pounds and is formulated for rapid heat dissipation to help provide longer pad and rotor life and dependable stopping power while reducing noise. The disc pad features added rotor compatibility for less brake rotor wear and uses an attachment method ...

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Meritor’s lightweight brake drum

Meritor’s Opti-Lite brake drums are designed for line-haul and weight-sensitive applications and were developed on the same platform as the company’s SteeLite X30 brake drum. Opti-Lite drums are available in wheel-end configurations for steer, drive and trailer axle applications and are engineered for reduced vehicle weight when compared to full-cast units. The drums do not require welded-on weights and are designed for an optimized balance spec for smoother on-road performance. Meritor Inc., www.meritor.com

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Uniroyal’s long-haul drive tire

Uniroyal’s LD10 long-haul drive tire features a compound designed for fuel efficiency and long, even wear, while its proprietary DuraShield construction helps facilitate added durability, dependability and retreadability. Three strategic features – pyramidal steel belts, insulating-belt edge strips and a heavy-gauge inner liner – are engineered to together to help reduce stress, promote endurance and protect the casing. The tire is verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program and is available in two ...

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Yokohama’s ultra-wide-base tire

Yokohama’s BluEarth 709L fuel-efficient ultra-wide-base drive tire has an advanced compound engineered to resist heat buildup and a 24/32-inch tread depth for added low rolling resistance. A specialized directional tread pattern promotes added traction in wet or snowy conditions without sacrificing rolling resistance, while a Z-block design helps create multiple biting edges for more grip during acceleration. Tie-bar connectors promote block rigidity to help reduce heel-toe wear, while seven circumferential grooves help evacuate water from beneath ...

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