PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — TBC Corp. is adding a radial specialty tire trailer, the Vanguard, to its Power King Towmax line and backing it with "industry-leading" warranty coverage.
The Vanguard — produced in Thailand by Svizz One Corp. — is available in eight sizes and 13 SKUs covering 13- to 16-inch rim diameters and C, D, E and F load-carrying capacities.
The Vanguard is considered a premium complement to the existing Towmax SRT II in the Power King ST lineup, TBC said.
Bill Dashiell, senior vice president of TBC Brands L.L.C.'s commercial tire division, said the Vanguard is designed for use on a variety of towables, including fifth wheels, RVs, boats or utility trailers.
The Towmax Vanguard's polyester body plies, steel belts and nylon overlays provide "industry-leading durability" supported by TBC's Consumer Protection Plan.
The tire features decoupling grooves and an "optimized" tread depth to reduce rolling resistance and heat buildup, thus extending the life of the tire, TBC said. Its large shoulders and extra-wide tread face provide even load distribution and stability through a larger contact patch.
All SKUs of the Vanguard are N-rated for an 87mph maximum speed rating. To maintain the tire's appearance and decrease sidewall damage, the Towmax Vanguard also features scuff protectors.
The warranty covers workmanship and materials for five years with a no-charge provision within the first 2/32nds-inch of tread wear or two years from the date of purchase, whichever comes first, and includes nationwide roadside assistance for two years and road-hazard protection for one year.
The Vanguard is available in the following size and load-range combinations:
- ST175/80R13 D;
- ST185/80R13 D;
- ST205/75R14 C and D;
- ST215/75R14 D;
- ST205/75R15 C and D;
- ST225/75R15 D and E;
- ST235/80R16 E and F; and
- ST235/85R16 E and F.
Pricing information was not disclosed.