ATLANTA—Kumho Tire USA Inc. has introduced a pair of commercial trailer tires for the North American market, the KLT12e and KRT12.
The design of the KLT12e incorporates a rib style tread with a balanced casing profile that Kumho said provides reduced rolling resistance, enhanced fuel efficiency and extended mileage performance in long haul applications.
One size, 295/75R22.5, is available now with three more—285/75R24.5, 11R24.5 and 11R22.5—to be be available in the third quarter, Kumho said.
The KRT12 is a regional hauling tire engineered and designed to handle extreme high scrub conditions and provide enhanced durability with even wear, Kumho said.
Three sizes, 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5 and 11R24.5, are available.
Kumho Tire President and CEO Harry Choi said it was time for the tire maker to apply its technology and compounds to its commercial tire lines after introducing several passenger and light truck lines in the past few years.
"Fleets and owner-operators value a high performing product that will significantly reduce fuel costs and still provide the durability they require for rough driving conditions and achieve the level of mileage that they expect," Choi said.
"We are confident that the KLT12e and KRT12 will exceed these standards."
Kumho said the KLT12e and KRT12 are manufactured in South Korea and feature compounds that provide even wear characteristics and run cool for enhanced mileage. The lines have a six-year, two-retread warranty.