Tatneft’s manufacturing business Kama Tyres is to supply tires for the new PAZ buses of Russian automotive conglomerate GAZ Group. Bus manufacturer PAZ is a subsidiary of Russian Buses, a division of GAZ Group.
Following successful testing on the new buses, the solid steel tires chosen for supply will be the Kama NF 202 and the NR 201, both in a size 285/70R19.5.
The Kama NF 202 is designed for use on the front steering axle of trucks with varying load capacities that carry out operations regionally and in cities. Four longitudinal serrated grooves and wave-like sipe sections on the tread surface provide good grip in both wet and dry conditions. The tread’s shoulder features sipe sections with separate blocks to evenly distribute loads and increase carrying capacity. Five wide tread bars also help to reduce the tire’s rolling resistance.
The Kama NR 201 solid steel tire has been developed for application to the rear axle of various trucks and commercial vehicles that see use on local and regional roads. An original tread design that consists of small blocks, a large middle section and two shoulder zones provides excellent grip characteristics in a range of weather conditions. Furthermore, an all-metal cord in the carcass and belt structure of the tire ensures high strength.
Kama and GAZ have had a long-standing partnership for the past 20 years, with the tire manufacturer supplying products for buses, light trucks and commercial vehicles.