Dunlop rebrands with flagship steer tire

AKRON, Ohio, — Borrowing from Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s commercial steer-tire brand, the Dunlop has landed a new flagship steer tire for line-haul and regional trucking.

The new Dunlop SP384 steer tire, a mid-priced brand for dealer and select wholesale distribution, features enhanced casing, tread design and pressure distribution groove technology to help lower cost-per-mile and more miles to removal, the company says.

The new tire gives the brand a complete portfolio for long-haul applications, joining Dunlop’s SP453 drive and SP181A trailer tires.

“This fills a void in our product lineup for a mid-priced steer tire,” said Kelly Monthei, general manager of Graham Tire in Worthington, Minn.

The SP384 steer tire, available in standard and low-profile sizes, will drive traction and even, more uniform wear. With 18/32-inch tread depth and five-rib construction, treadwear is optimized.

The tire’s pressure distribution groove also helps eliminate shoulder wear, and lateral grooves, along with “pin blades.”

The retreadable tire is backed by a five-year casing, two-retread maximum limited warranty. It’s backed by a special steer-tire-challenge package, which offers a free retread for new tires that fail to meet mileage requirements.

Available in sizes 11R22.5 LR G, 11R24.5 LR G, 295/75R22.5 LR G and 285/75R24.5 LR G, the SP384 steer tire is manufactured in Goodyear’s Danville, Va. facility.

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