ATLANTA — Prometeon Tyre Group Commercial Solutions L.L.C. plans to add the Pirelli H89 radial truck tire line — comprising steer-, drive- and trailer-axle fitments — this year to the Pentathlon D and Pentathlon Coach and G Series lines it already offers.
Prometeon Tyre Group, the San Diego-based U.S. subsidiary of Prometeon Tyre Group — formerly Pirelli Industrial — said the H89 series tires are optimized for long mileage and stable traction on all road conditions typically experienced by long-haul and regional service operators in the U.S. and Canada.
The new range represents "everything the Pirelli brand stands for — high performance, premium quality, innovative technology and industry leadership," Prometeon Tyre North American CEO Alex Vitale said. Prometeon Tyre Group — formerly TP Commercial Solutions L.L.C. — is showing the new line at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) meeting in Atlanta
Prometeon is offering the H89 Series in four sizes of steer/all-position and drive-axle fitments: 295/75 R22.5, 11 R22.5, 11 R24.5, 285/75 R24.5.
All but the 11R24.5 are SmartWay compliant and in the process of being verified by the Environmental Protection Agency. The 11R24.5 size is offered with deeper tread depth and will not be Smartway verified, the company said.
Prometeon also is offering a trailer version, in 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 sizes, that it describes as a regional trailer tire designed to withstand the conditions of high-scrub and spread axle service, and thus will not be SmartWay verified.
The company plans to add a 295/75R22.5 H89 trailer tire dedicated to long-haul service that will be Smartway verified.
The H89 Series will be covered by a seven-year or 700,000-mile usage or three retreads warranty.
The new series complements Prometeon's Pirelli Pentathlon D and Pentathlon Coach and G Series.
Prometeon Tyre Group was set up in 2016 to handle the launch of the Pirelli truck/bus tire product range in North America.
The group also sells a range of Formula tires, a second-tier associate brand.
Prometeon sources the tires from Prometeon factories in Brazil.