Ralson's U.S. product offerings include:
• The Ralson RAR51, an all-position tire available in seven sizes. Featuring integrated sipes for all-weather traction and cooler running for extended tread life; optimized groove angle with stone ejector; sinusoidal shoulder groove that promotes dependable traction, shoulder stability and low rolling resistance for uniform wear and fuel efficiency.
• The Ralson RAC55 (available in 315/80R22.5) for waste haul and construction applications. Featuring open shoulder with tie bars for "powerful" traction and self-cleaning capabilities that improve tread and casing life; balanced rib ratio for even pressure distribution, higher mileage and even wear; optimized groove angles with stone ejectors that provide self-cleaning.
• The Accelus AR91, an all-position radial available in seven sizes. Featuring five-rib design that balances long tread wear and fuel efficiency; four belt construction that absorbs impacts and provides uniform ground contact; wavy shoulder groove that promotes uniform wear, shoulder stability and traction.
• The Accelus DR92, a closed-shoulder drive tire available in four sizes. Featuring wide belt construction that distributes tension evenly for high mileage and optimum retreadability; an ideal lug-to-void ratio that enhances driver comfort while delivering long treadwear; and a next-generation compound that helps dissipate energy for higher fuel economy and reduced wear.
"We are very excited to get our tires in operation on the roads and highways of America," Mayfield said. "Their performance will be our best advertisement. Ralson has assembled a team of R&D engineers and rubber technologists previously responsible for some of the industry's most renowned commercial tire tread patterns. They have developed tread patterns and casing designs ideally suited to operate efficiently on America's highways and roads."
"In addition to R&D, the manufacturing process at Ralson's highly advanced plant is the other key ingredient. From best-in-class extrusion equipment to RFID enabled bead preparation, the facility is rolling out TBR tires of superior quality," he said.