NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Hankook Tire America Corp. has entered the specialty trailer tire segment with a pair of products, the Vantra Trailer and high-load variant Vantra Trailer TH31, covering 13- to 16-inch rim diameter fitments.
The Vantra Trailer, which fits most popular trailer applications, incorporates trailer-specific tread technology such as decoupling grooves located at shoulder sections for improved traction in all road conditions.
The Vantra Trailer will be released in nine sizes ranging from 175/80R13 to 255/85R16. The Vantra Trailer for high loads (TH31) will be released in three sizes ranging from 235/85R16 to 225/90R16.
The tires are built to fit vehicles such as campers, fifth-wheel trailers, travel trailers, flatbed/hauling trailers, boat trailers and horse trailers, and are engineered to deliver exceptional durability and stability under heavy-duty conditions, Hankook said.
The Vantra Trailer features a high stiffness pattern block and decoupling grooves optimized for heavy-duty performance. Its structure is built for enhanced durability and stability as well as improved traction in all road conditions.
The TH31 is designed with a main zig-zag groove that provides traction and water drainage under various road conditions, as well as asymmetric grooves that help eject stones. The tire also features an all-steel radial structure for maximum durability as well as a new compound mixing system called Innovation Mixing System (IMS) that minimizes disconnection of polymer chains and oxidation for enhanced durability.
"We're committed to offering tire products that enable consumers to enjoy the freedom of the open road — and the adventure of the great outdoors," Curtis Brison, vice president of PCLT sales, said.
"Ideal for boat, cargo, RV and other types of trailers, the Vantra Trailer products offer outdoor enthusiasts the same high level of quality and performance as our passenger, SUV and light truck tires."
Hankook is sourcing the Vantra products from the parent company's factory in Jiangsu, China. Pricing information was not disclosed. .