Two New KRAIBURG Traction Designs


KRAIBURG Aus­tria has announced the introduction of two new products its range of KRAIBURG plus tread designs. The K708 and K727 patterns are available from July 2021 and can already be ordered in advance.

K Plus Range Extended

The K708 is a modern all-season design for buses that has been developed primarily for city traffic, whilst also giving good performance in regional and overland traffic. Its optimised stipe design also makes the K708 a real winter specialist, providing really good grip, especially on snow and ice. The stipe design also minimises the formation of sawtooth wear.

The K708 is a modern design, whereby the arrangement of the tread blocks also considerably reduces noise emissions in operation. The rounded and closed shoulder protects the tyre from damage by snagging and kinking – an important advantage in city traffic with its tight radii and kerbsides. The all-round K708 pattern is available in three sizes – 240, 250 and 260 millimetres – with a depth of 22 millimetres.

KRAIBURG’s second new tread pattern, K727, is also a traction design in the K_plus range. Developed for use in regional traffic, it is also suitable for long-distance traffic. Deep and specially formed grooves in combination with a particularly aggressive shoulder design lend the K727 maximum traction properties even under extreme winter conditions – from the first ground frost to the last snow in the spring. In addition, the tread offers extraordinary damage resistance. The highly developed fixation of the tread blocks ensures low proper motion and high stability and therefore guarantees excellent driving comfort all year round. The K727, which satisfies the demand for a safe driving feeling at all times, also achieves very good mileage performance. The depth is 20 millimetres, and the currently available widths are 260 and 270 millimetres. The K727 is also prepared for fitting with spikes and has the appropriate stud holes.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


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