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Selection of proper truck tire gives a comfortable ride and reduces the wear and tear on the tire drive mechanism, brakes and suspension parts. Many factors determine the selection of suitable type of tire. These include the terrain where the truck is mostly driven, the climatic conditions, normal driving speed and the full load that is expected to be carried in the truck. Three major tire companies who design and manufacture truck tire for wide range of applications on different and difficult terrains are Mickey Thomson, Super Swamper and Pro com.
Mickey Thomson Truck tire
Mickey Thomson truck tire manufactured by Mickey Thomson Tire Company was founded in the year 1963. Design, development production and distribution of tire and wheel for all applications are the main business of the company. Main focus of the company is to design and produce innovative tread patterns and tire compounds to build the best performance tires in the world, both for on-road and off-road applications. The company has two locations in the United States, one in Ohio and the other in California. Cooper Tire & Rubber Company which is also in tire business having the head quarters at Ohio, USA acquired Mickey Thomson in the year 2003. The combined strength has further helped to consolidate the position of Mickey Thomson in the tire industry as a significant global player.
The company’s major brand name is “Baja” and the specific products under this brand are named on the basis of the type of the tire, such as Baja claw non radial, radial Baja claw, Baja belted and Baja radial MTZ.
Super Swamper truck tire
Interco Tire Corporation located at Louisiana is the manufacturer of Super Swamper Truck Tires. Over three generations, the Interco Tire Company through its sustained focus on design and development has evolved as a leader in developing and manufacturing high performance tires for four wheel drive trucks and all terrain vehicle applications. The company’s patented Thee Stage Lug (TSL) tread design offers effective traction under tough running conditions. The products are branded as Super Swamper and the individual products are classified under this brand name on the basis of the tire type as well as its applications. Super Swamper TSL Bogger, Super Swamper TSL/SX, Super Swamper radial TSL are some of the popular tires manufactured by this company.
PRO Com truck tire
Pro com tire are manufactured by Pro Competition Tire Company located at Ohio, USA. This Company is owned by Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, which also owns the Mickey Thomson tires. Cooper tire is a global Company with manufacturing facilities in three continents and the sales and distribution network all around the world.
Pro com tire are molded with the superior quality rubber compounds, steel and polyester cords in state of the art production facilities. These reliable and long lasting truck tires are supported by warranty. The pro com tire brand carry the general name pro com and the specific products under this name are branded based on the application of the tire. The specific brands are ProComp All Terrain, ProComp Mud Terrain, ProComp X-Terrain and Procomp Xtreme A/T.
About the Author: Author Rich Marsiglia, Truck Accessories Tonneau Covers Truck Tires.