HOUSTON—TreadWright Tires L.L.C. has launched the Claw II MT Series of remolded tires that combine the company's “green” manufacturing process with a specially designed mud-terrain tread pattern to deliver “enhanced performance on even the most challenging 4x4 off-road terrain.”
The company said the tires are made for “the most extreme mud, gravel and snow driving conditions, while offering more value and more rugged reliability.” TreadWright is pricing the tires starting from $204.99.
The Claw II—backed by a two-year workmanship warranty and remanufactured in the company's plant in Houston—features a narrow lug design to give it more surface area, preventing excessive road noise when driven on the highway. They are available in 33-inch and 35-inch widths with 18-inch and 20-inch rim sizes.
TreadWright said its tires are made with 70-percent recycled content, including premium brand tire casings, using what it called “a proven European manufacturing process called remolding” in which the company applies “full-grade truck rubber to our tire casing, the same mold cure process as traditional branded/OE tire manufacturers.”
As a result, the Claw II series tires “get the same mileage as most premium OE LT/SUV tires on the market,” TreadWright claimed. “Each environmentally friendly Claw II MT series tire is produced using 65 percent less oil than standard tires as well as less energy consumed in the manufacturing process, helping to preserve the nation's lakes, rivers and wild terrain these tires were designed for while passing the savings onto the consumer with lower prices.”
Anthony Showen, TreadWright's CEO, said the Claw II series “delivers great performance and value and we're also proud of the Claw II's environmentally friendly manufacturing process, which may be the greenest in the U.S.
“The Claw II and all our family of tires are perfect for outdoorsmen, hunters, fishermen, 4x4 enthusiasts, hikers, bikers and boaters.”
The company's tires are remanufactured for light trucks including Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Ram, GMC Sierra, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra, Chevy Colorado, Nissan Frontier and others.
Remolded tires are used by the airline and commercial trucking industries and, according to TreadWright, save users billions of dollars every year. “At 40 percent less cost than competing brand name tires, the Claw II MT series tires are not only better for the environment, they provide more ruggedness and fun for any budget,” the company said, adding that it has almost 40 years of experience with commercial and passenger tire remanufacturing.
In 2014 TreadWright agreed to stop selling two lines of retreaded light truck tires as part of a settlement reached with Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations L.L.C., after the tire maker filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, alleging TreadWright infringed on the licensed patented tire tread pattern used for the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo tire.