Heavy Duty Trucking’s Top 20 Products award was presented to Marangoni representatives during a ceremony at the ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting in Atlanta, GA recently.
The company’s US-produced RTL SA tread for spread axle trailers was selected as one of the HDT Top 20 Products chosen by a panel of industry experts from a list of products picked in 2017 by the editors of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine.
Each product was rated for innovation, the ability to address industry issues, and the potential to offer direct financial savings to a fleet manager. Marangoni Tread North America solved the problem of tyre drag, twisted shoulders and corner scrubbing with the innovative Ringtread RTL SA 16/32”, which the company added to the XP Extreme Performance range of premium splice-less retreads, capable of reducing fleet operating cost by 20%.
The award was received by Bill Sweatman, President of Marangoni Tread North America, and Giampaolo Brioschi, Marangoni Corporate R&D Director.
“We're delighted to get this award as the competition represents the very best products in the truck sector. It’s worth emphasising this is the very first time this award has been given to a retread product,” said Brioschi.
The RTL SA utilises a combination of Marangoni’s Ringtread technology and a compound to increase mileage, and reduce premature wear when used on a spread-axle, or multi-axle trailer. Tyres on a spread-axle or multi-axle trailer are subject to wear when cornering, due to tyre drag and lateral stress, shoulder twist, scrapes, chipping, and tearing. The RTL SA was specifically designed and engineered to protect the tread and the casing from these kinds of issues and to increase the life of the tires
The Ringtread XP Extreme Performance line also includes drive treads: Extreme Fuel Saving RDA-E 25/32” SmartWay verified, Extreme Traction RDG100 26/32”, Extreme Mileage RDG200 27/32”, Wide Base RDAone 23/32” SmartWay verified, and Severe Service RDY-HM+ 30/32”.