Vacu-Lug begins manufacturing Hankook’s Alphatread range

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Production of Hankook’s Alphatread truck tire range is now underway at the Vacu-Lug factory in Grantham, UK.

Designed for medium-haul fleets, the range consists of four sizes. For drive axles, the R-DH05 is available in 295/80 R22.5, 315/80 R22.5 and 315/70 R22.5; and for trailer axles, the R-TH22 is available in 385/65 R22.5.

The R-DH05 pattern mirrors Hankook’s existing DH05 pattern and features a unique compound to provide good wet and dry performance, high levels of stability, and a reduction in uneven wear. Its new tear-resistant tread design helps to reduce the chance of delamination.

“With many uncertainties within the tire market at the moment, there has never been a better time to invest in a retread tire. We are pleased to be working closely alongside Hankook to assist them with developing their own retread range, which will ultimately save operators money and benefit the environment for all,” said Tim Hercock, MD at Vacu-Lug.

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