Kumho has launched an impressive new premium heavy duty truck steer tyre suitable for a wide range of  truck operating conditions in regional and long distance operations.

The new Kumho XS 10 is a genuine premium truck steer tyre that will provide safe driving in wet, icy and dry conditions.

The XS10 also offers an extended mileage capability thanks to its  wide tread and shoulder design, while a special tread compound results in improved handling. Stone ejectors within the groove pattern increase the tyre’s re-treading ability as well as delivering longer life and better casing durability.

Taking everything into consideration, XS10 offers increase in tyre life of up to 15 per cent when compared with its predecessor.

The Kumho XS10 uses an abrasive resistant, high speed compound which allows it to be used in multiple regional applications for medium to long haul use.

It features a five rib tread design for enhanced steer ability while ICOS (Integrated Component System Technology) has been applied to improve the overall performance of the tyre, enhancing rolling resistance and reducing wear, as well as bead belt and carcass durability.

According to Troy Bone, national sales manager for commercial vehicle tyres for Kumho Tyre Australia the new XS10 will give Kumho a premium steer tyre in the heavy truck market and enhance the company’s already strong position in the truck tyre market.

“The XS10 is an all new tyre  that incorporates the many years of tyre design and engineering knowledge  Kumho has gathered in truck tyre design,” said Troy Bone.

“Along with better performance and handling characteristics the increased durability and mileage capability of the XS10 will bring significant savings for truck operators along with safer and more efficient running across a wide variety of trucks and conditions,” he added.

The XS10 is available initially in 295/80R22.5 16ply 152/ 148M sizing  suiting  the vast majority  of heavy truck steer wheels.

In addition to the multi performance steer tyre, Kumho also offer a multi performance drive tyre, the XD10 will be available in a 295/80R22.5, this tyre utilises the same special abrasive resistant, high speed compound as in the XS10, its’ hexagonal block design improves grip, mileage and braking performance.