Marangoni Receives US Award for Ringtread RTL SA
Marangoni have been named as winners of a prestigious American magazine award aimed at discovering the best new truck sector products. The Heavy Duty Trucking Top 20 Products Award was presented to company representatives during a ceremony at the ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ringtread RTL SA, a Marangoni tread pattern designed 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 RTL SA utilises a combination of Marangoni’s Ringtread technology and a compound to increase mileage, and reduce premature wear on tyres used on spread-axle, or multi-axle trailers, which are typically 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 tyres.
The prize was received by Bill Sweatman, General Manager 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.