Maxxis is in it for the Long Haul
Perhaps more renowned for its car and bike ranges, Maxxis provides a solution for a wide variety of long and medium haul applications, manufactured with a tread compound intended to increase durability and shoulders designed using Virtual Intelligent Prototyping (VIP) technology to reduce wear. Maxxis explains that its VIP technology combines a series of computer-aided analysis programs that lay out a framework for each tyre’s design. The system factors in pressure points at varying inflation levels and contact points to simulate cornering, acceleration, braking and the effects of strain and wear.
Maxxis’ range of radial light truck tyres come with an extra skin, the Maxxis Triple Shield (MTS), with eight-ply and 10-ply ratings meaning that these tyres have a true three-ply sidewall construction, compared to the more conventional two-ply sidewalls. Maxxis reasons that this “extra skin” makes its truck tyres more robust and durable, as well as having greater sidewall puncture resistance.
UK managing director Derek McMartin confirms that product improvement has been high on Maxxis’s agenda recently: “We pride ourselves in the advanced technology that goes into all of our products, what we call Orange Engineering. This principle underpins all that we do and means that truck drivers can benefit from the same commitment to quality as our supercar drivers.
“We believe that as one of the top ten tyre manufacturers worldwide we are currently supplying the industry’s most reliable and affordable light truck tyres. Having recently increased the capacity of our manufacturing facilities, we are looking forward to having the chance to distribute our range throughout the UK in the future.”