Specialist drive axle tyre for use in on/off-road applications and construction
The SP 482 features latest technology compounds and materials in view of providing best mileage combined with excellent damage resistance and traction properties to mixed service fleet operators. The SP 482 has deep radial shoulder grooves which combined with the centreline rib allow for excellent traction characteristics and handling. The specific groove geometry is designed to minimise stone holding and to provide good self-cleaning properties.
The SP 482 features the unique TPL (Top Polyamide Layer) technology, a corrosion resistant polyamide barrier, which protects the high strength steel belts from penetration damage. In addition, the polyamide material prevents moisture from entering the carcass. Combined with the other protective features of the SP 482, the TPL technology significantly improves damage resistance and durability.
Robust drive tyre for on and off-road applications and construction services
- High mileage in tough mixed-service applications
- Excellent on- and off-road traction
- Resistance to damage
The SP 482 is Dunlop’s specialist drive tyre for on and off-road applications and construction services.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm.
This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow.
Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.