LOUISVILLE. Hankook Tire announced fleet availability of its new DH07 Drive Position/Pickup & Delivery tire and TH22 Low Platform Trailer tire.  Both patterns are showcased in Hankook Tire’s booth at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show here at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

Hankook’s new DH07 is a Drive Position/Pickup & Delivery tire designed for medium and long haul service, the company said. “Developed with a focus on improved durability, ride, and handling performance the DH07 incorporates a wider three channel zigzag groove tread pattern to prevent stone drilling, at the same time offering self-cleaning ability,” Hankook said. “The DH07’s belt structure has been improved for reduced heat generation; an optimized structure offers better ride and handling; while an improved bead design profile offers improved retreadability.”

The DH07 is available in three 19.5 inch sizes; 225/70R19.5, 245/70R19.5 and 265/70R19.5.

The new Hankook TH22 Low Platform Trailer tire features a chip and cut compound for durability, according to the company. “Additionally the TH22 incorporates a unique belt structure to minimize deformation for lower rolling resistance, an enlarged carcass profile with a reinforced belt cord which also focuses on improved durability and a reinforced bead structure which enhances load performance,” the company said.

The TH22 is available in four 17.5 inch and 22.5 inch sizes; 215/75R17.5, 235/75R17.5, 245/70R17.5 and 255/70R22.5.

“The DH07 and TH22 offer fleets two new quality patterns for drive position and trailer applications,” said Brian Sheehey, senior director of commercial tire sales.