PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — TBC Corp.'s TBC Brands business unit is adding a regional all-position radial truck tire to the Sailun brand it distributes in the U.S.
The new tire, S668, is designed for "severe" trailer applications, TBC said. As such it features contoured shoulders to withstand lateral scrubbing and a "highly durable" rubber compound to extend service life in high-scrub trailer applications.
It launches in four sizes — 11R22.5; 11R24.5; 295/75R22.5; and 255/70R22.5 — and is backed by a six-year warranty for workmanship and materials and a casing retread warranty for up to two retreads.
Sailun's design approach means the S668 can be used for multi-axle and spread-axle trailers, TBC said.
Bill Dashiell, senior vice president, TBC Brands commercial tire division, said the new product "provides best-in-class support services and reinforces our commitment to continued growth and excellence."
The S668 expands a Sailun lineup that already includes: three long-haul; eight regional; two mixed-service; and two on-/off-highway offerings.
Sailun tires are produced by China's Sailun Group at plants in China and Vietnam. Sailun has been a featured TBC brand since 2008.
Sailun recently agreed to produce radial truck tires at its plant in Vietnam for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. under Cooper's Roadmaster, Dean and Starfire brands.