ERJ staff report (TP)
Essen, Germany – Pirelli is showcasing its latest Series:01 and a new range of Novatread tires at this week’s Reifen trade show.
The R:01II range has a reinforced bead and is sold with two tread pattern designs: FR:01II and TR:01II. FR:01II is specifically designed for steering axles, while TR:01II is for driven axles. It also has been awarded the European 3PMSF mark (Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake).
Its new H:01 COACH range consists of FH:01 COACH, for every axle, and TH:01 COACH – specifically for driven axles. The TH:01 COACH in 295/80R22.5 size benefits from M+S and 3PMSF markings,.
Responding to recent market trends, the FH:01 COACH in 295/80R22.5 size has an increased load index (154/149 M). The FH:01 in 315/70R22.5 and 315/60R22.5 sizes will also shortly be made available in this XL (extra load) specification.
Pirelli is also expanding its range of tires available for trailers and semi-trailers with the ST:01 M+S. This is a new all-season tire, designed to offer “safe performance even on slippery and snowy surfaces”.
There have been changes to its MC85/MC88 range for urban buses. With new lateral reinforcements and “innovative” compounds for the sidewall – offering “increased resistance and a longer tire life”.
“Respect for the environment” is high on Pirelli’s agenda at Essen, with Novatread – a new range of entirely rebuilt tires using original Pirelli moulds.