Pirelli Industrial adds to Daimler :01 Series bus homologations
Daimler’s homologation of Pirelli’s extra-load :01 Series commercial tyre products for city, highway and regional applications has continued, adding the latest Pirelli MC:01 (275/70R22.5). The tyre has been designed with an increased load index, suitable for new-generation transportation such as hybrid and electric vehicles, which require a greater axle load. The tyre manufacturer said the product has improved mileage (+20 per cent) and low rolling resistance (-15 per cent), translating into a low cost per kilometre and a reduction in CO2 emissions of more than 10 per cent compared with the predecessor MC:88. Pirelli adds that the tyre has increased grip on wet and dry surfaces and is fully retreadable.
Daimler Buses has also homologated products in the H:01 Coach line (295/80R22.5 FH extra load and 295/80R22.5 TH:01). Pirelli states that these tyres are designed to offer long-term economic efficiency thanks to a combination of high mileage, uniform wear and low rolling resistance. In addition, thanks to technology designed to absorb any irregularities in the road surface and to contain rolling noise, the tyres provide greater comfort for passengers embarking on long-range trips. The TH:01 Coach has deep siping for a tighter grip on wet roads and shorter braking distance. In addition to M+S marking, the tyre also bears the more specific 3PMSF marking.
Pirelli’s OE lineup for Daimler Buses now also includes the FR:01 II XL in sizes 295/80R22.5 and 315/70R22.5, both with increased load carrying capacity. This Pirelli regional tyre has Bead Wrapped Chafer technology, meaning the bead is reinforced to provide greater abrasion resistance and therefore retreadability. The compound, with its high silica content, means the FR:01 II performs in both wet and dry conditions.
Pirelli Industrial currently boasts 71 Daimler homologations, spanning regional (26 homologated tyres) to long-haul (14), with on-off road (11), off-road (six), and winter (14) tyres too.