Marangoni introduces MIX100 for on/off segment
Marangoni is targeting on/off road users with the latest addition to its Ringtread portfolio, the MIX100. The new product is aimed at on/off segment users who require high mileage at sustained speeds, such as vehicle operators wishing to reduce travel time between quarry and site, while demanding maximum grip and traction on a range of surfaces. The Italian retreading specialist says the MIX100 line-up has been thus developed to minimise vehicle downtime and guarantee high mileage and excellent traction.
The MIX100 is an original Marangoni drive axle pattern intended for use on vehicles operating in mixed road/quarry applications, with a high percentage of use on especially demanding surfaces. The directional tread pattern features a variable block arrangement, which Marangoni says ensures excellent traction on any type of surface; specifically, the square tread profile means an exceptionally wide footprint that maximises grip on the road.
The wide opening of the shoulders ensures the tread is constantly kept “clean” of any stones, mud and water; this function is further enhanced by the rotation direction of the pattern and the specially-angled grooves that facilitate the expulsion of debris, consequently lowering the risk of the tread tearing. The reinforcing bridges on the central and side ribs provide resistance to impact and chafing in the centre and on the sidewalls, as well as stability on soft ground and mud and resistance to very aggressive road surfaces, such as stones or rocks.
Other features of the pattern include its sturdiness in the most demanding conditions (on mud, rocks and with heavy loads) and reduced risk of penetration by sharp bodies due to the reinforced cushion gum. The profile has variable-sized shoulder blocks to ensure low noise when driving on roads.
The compound used in the tread is described by Marangoni as “superior” and is said to ensure both extraordinary robustness and exceptional resistance to stretching. This increased elongation capacity means the tread can better withstand fragmentation/propagation of tears or cuts caused by stones and debris. The low hysteresis compound guarantees longer tread life in heavy duty conditions and excellent mileage.
Ringtread, notes Marangoni, is the only retreading system that uses joint-free pre-cured rings that adhere to the casing without tension or deformation of the tread pattern, ensuring excellent traction on demanding surfaces, thanks to the greater precision and directional stability of the siping and blocks.