Know everything about truck tyres: What are RFTs and its advantages?

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If logistics is a universe, truck/fleet owners are the front warriors/protectors of the universe. Likewise, the tyres are the soul of every vehicle.

Therefore, it is very important for truck owners to choose tyres according to the geographical conditions of their route.

Some common terrain conditions in India along with the best-suited tyre options are:

1. Muddy Roads

Best option: Cooper Discoverer STT Pro

2. Snow-Covered Roads

Best option: Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8

3. Hilly Roads and Slopes

Best option: Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10

4. Wet Roads

Best option: Michelin Primacy MXV4

Must Read: Transport Ministry Increases the Dimensions of Commercial Vehicles in India

Recently, a new type of tyre, the Run Flat Tyre was introduced specifically for the benefit of the logistics sector across the globe.

What is a Run Flat Tyre?

Run Flat tyres or Zero-Pressure tyres are designed to support the weight of the vehicle even when punctured until the driver can make it to the repair shop.

Types of Run Flat Tyres

  1. Self-Supporting RFT
  1. Support Ring System RFT

The advantages of RFT(s)

  • No need to carry spare tyres
  • No need to change a flat tyre
  • Provides stability even when punctured

Recommended RFT(s) for trucks in India

  • Bridgestone Driveguard RFT

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Our pick of the 5 best tyre models for trucks in India are:

  1. Endurance CD – Apollo
  2. Steel Muscle S3C8 – MRF
  3. Jetsteel JDC – JK Tyres
  4. Pro C10 – Ceat
  5. XDY 3 – Michelin

We hope that this article will help truck owners in selecting the most apt tyre type for their commercial vehicles. Please stay tuned to our ‘Help Portal’ for more transport and logistics related updates.

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