Kraiburg Austria has subjected seven more winter patterns to a 3PMSF test in order to enhance the competitiveness of truck retreads. Now the “3PMSF” (Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake) tyre symbol is linked under ECE-109 R Annex 10 to retreads, this measurement is said to say “far more than the classic “M+S” based on classifications devised by the manufacturers” about a retread’s winter performance.
The designs in question were the K47, K54, K207, K208, K224, K701 and the K702. According to the company, all the patterns demonstrate at least 25 per cent better traction than the standard reference tyre – and have therefore also earned the snowflake symbol.
“Our quality materials guarantee performance and safety,” said Christoph Priewasser, Product Manager at Kraiburg Austria. “We are delighted that we now have a recognised symbol to prove the quality of our products. Our retreaders can, of course, look up the detailed test results at any time on our website and contact our Technical Service Centre as usual if they have any other questions.”