The revamped Dayton lineup, available in the U.S. and Canada, includes: D510S, an all-position tire recommended for the steer position; D610D drive tire; D410T trailer tire; D520S all-position tire recommended for the steer position; D620D and D630D drive tires; D630M and D640M all-position on/off highway tires recommended for severe service applications.
Michelin North America's Uniroyal revival is a more limited proposition, focusing on the Canadian and Mexican markets.
The new Uniroyal line, being produced at a Michelin plant in Greenville, S.C., comprises six tread designs — two steer-axle/all-position, two drive-axle and two trailer tires—available in sizes 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 and including two that are SmartWay verified for enhanced fuel efficiency.
Michelin Canada plans to market the line as a third-tier product, complementing the Michelin and BFGoodrich brands. It will be priced at about 75 percent of the price of a BFG product, which in turn costs about 75 percent of a Michelin premium product.
Michelin's Industrias Michelin S.A. de C.V. unit in Mexico launched the Uniroyal truck radial line in Mexico last year, but Michelin North America has at this time no plans to sell the line in the U.S.
The Uniroyal line features “DuraShield” construction, a combination of features that includes pyramidal steel belts, insulating belt edge strips and a heavy-gauge inner liner, which work together to reduce stress, promote endurance and protect the tire's casing.
The tire maker is backing the Uniroyal truck tire line with a four-year manufacturer's limited warranty. Certain long-haul and regional applications are also covered by a one-retread limited warranty, the firm said