Hankook Tire will launch its new SMART FLEX DL12 Long/Regional Haul Drive position TBR tire for fleet customers at the upcoming 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show. The SMART FLEX DL12 will be available for fleet customers beginning in the third quarter of 2014 and available in six sizes; 11R22.5 14 and 16 ply, 11R24.5 14 and 16 ply, 295/75R22.5 and 285/75R24.5.
The SMART FLEX DL12 provides fleet customers with a Long/Regional Haul Drive tire that offers excellent traction, tread wear, handling and stability in all weather conditions through the incorporation of many unique design features including; a 4-channel full depth zig-zag groove tread pattern offering excellent traction and tread life, an optimized carcass structure for better ride and handling, an improved bead profile for superior retreadability and a multiple 3-Dimensional kerf design that provides additional traction and helps to prevent irregular wear.
“The new SMART FLEX DL12 offers fleets nationwide an innovative new drive tire which focuses on traction, handling and durability,” says Brian Sheehey, Hankook Tire America Corp. director of Commercial Tire Sales. “This new tire provides fleets the security and performance benefits they have been asking for in this segment.”
In addition to the new SMART FLEX DL12 Hankook will also have its recently launched e3 WIDE DL07 and e3 WIDE TL07 Ultra Wide Base drive and trailer position tires on display at its booth. The e3 WIDE DL07 and e3 WIDE TL07, first unveiled at the 2013 SEMA show, incorporate Hankook’s Spiral-Coil Technology for improved casing durability, an advanced tread pattern to prevent irregular tread wear and are both approved for Smartway.
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