Vacu-Lug has launched its WZY 2 tyre for light commercial vehicles carrying out regional, local and urban work typically for municipal, and waste transfer station operations.
The tyre – part of Vacu-Lug’s Duramold Drive range – includes an additional sidewall protection system which, according to the firm, provides the best defence available against kerb damage.
It comprises five ribs moulded into the upper sidewall of the tyre and comes with high cut, tear and abrasion resistance.
Vacu-Lug described the WZY 2 as a practical alternative to traditional solid sidewall protectors.
There is also a deep tread for excellent traction and the design allows heat to dissipate more effectively.
The company said it expects many of the tyres to be fitted to kerbside collection and recycling vehicles operated by local authorities or private companies. The tyre is designed with premium compounds and has a tread depth of 16mm.
Fleet sales director Dave Alsop said: “We are excited about the new tyre and are using the show to speak to operators who think the tyres could benefit their operations.”