Dunlop launches SP 344* 17.5” Truck Steer regional commercial vehicle tyre

Dunlop launches SP 344* 17.5” Truck Steer regional commercial vehicle tyre

Dunlop has introduced the new SP 344*, renewing its SP 344 regional haul steer tyre range in 17.5” rim sizes.

The latest generation of the series is designed for demanding delivery and regional haul service requirements. Dunlop says the new iteration features increased robustness combined with good mileage, even wear, excellent handling and wet braking performance.

The SP 344* features a new tread compound, which provides increased robustness and better wet grip compared to its predecessor. Combined with the robust carcass construction, the new Dunlop SP 344* increases fleet efficiency in regional haul service conditions.

“The new Dunlop SP 344* in 17.5” is aimed at fleets engaged in distribution and regional operations,” said Marc Preedy, Goodyear Dunlop UK commercial director. “For this type of operation good mileage, even wear and robustness are vital for efficiency. So we focused on these performance criteria when we developed the new SP 344* to make sure the tyre delivers especially in these areas. We are convinced that the new Dunlop SP 344* with its improved performance will continue the successful history of the SP 344 series.”

Dunlop says the new tyre’s compound improves robustness, a key feature in delivery and regional haul service applications, and wet grip performance. In addition it improves resistance of groove cracks. The blade and groove density of the tread pattern provides wet skid resistance. The five rib design and closed shoulder ribs help, in combination with the new tread compound, to increase mileage, improve handling and make wear more even. Another tread feature is the special groove shape, which has stone rejection capabilities.

The new Dunlop SP 344* steer tyres were available from December 2014 in sizes 245/70R17.5 136/134M TL and 265/70R17.5 139/136M TL. In terms of EU tyre label ratings, both tyres are rated B for wet grip with D for fuel efficiency. External noise grades are 71dB (two waves) for the 245/70R17.5 and the 265/70R17.5 139/136M is labelled 73dB (two waves).


   Related items

  • Swedish retreader adds Marangoni technology
    Italy—Swedish retreader Dacknor A.B. has partnered with Marangoni Retreading Systems to upgrade its offerings, according to a release issued by Roverto-based... Read more
  • Disreputable traders, illegal tyres – association shares part-worn experiences
    Although the National Tyre Distributors’ Association would like to see them banned and TyreSafe implores motorists not to buy these products, around 4.5 million part-worn tyres are sold in the UK each year. The Local Government Association (LGA) has now also highlighted some of its members’ experiences with the sellers of used tyres, and cautions motorists to exercise caution when... Read more
  • Sri Lanka’s largest fully integrated tire plant to be built with Rs11.25bn
    Rigid Tyre Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd. Equipped with the latest technology, this new plant is destined to roll in a new page in the industrial sector of Sri Lanka. It comes with the healthy integration of political acumen, local entrepreneurship and proven European technology in the form of a world reputation – Marangoni of... Read more
  • ATG’s Constellation truck tyre brand not coming to Europe, for now
    Shortly after its acquisition by Yogesh Mahansaria and private equity company Warburg Pincus in 2007, the Alliance Tire Group (ATG) exited the car and truck tyre market and began building up a strong reputation as an off-road tyre... Read more
  • Michelin Unveils New UHP Tire at NAIAS
    Michelin introduced its newest ultra-high-performance tire – the MICHELIN Pilot® Sport 4 S – today at the North American International Auto Show. The product succeeds the MICHELIN® Pilot® Super Sport, which is widely recognized as the industry-leading ultra-high-performance tire for original equipment and replacement... Read more
Login to post comments


Remember Me