The new special winter tyre, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT2, is a combination of uncompromised grip and exceptional durability.
Designed for heavy-duty use, this sturdy new product remains unwavering and moves safely and effortlessly on any surface – slippery, icy roads and snow-covered sites alike.
Apart from the typical superior grip of the Hakkapeliitta products, this new tyre stands out from its predecessors with its excellent wear resistance and unique driving stability. In addition to convincing grip in extreme conditions, this hard-working tyre provides a precise, logical and balanced driving experience. It maintains its precision and stability even in the most challenging conditions.
Tailored, strong and durable structure
This heavy-duty professional features a two-ply structure, optimised to carry the heavy wheel loads of pick-up-type trucks and vans and adjust to the requirements of heavy axle loads.
The specially designed steel belt package is also reinforced in the shoulder area, and it contains over 60% more steel than regular passenger car tyres.
The top-notch durability is supported by the tread compound that is extremely tear- and cut-resistant. The sidewall abrasion protection further enhances reliability and prevents puncture damage.
In addition to its sturdy structure, this full-blooded new member of the Hakkapeliitta family provides stable driving and grip thanks to the strong siping of the aggressive tread pattern.
Dense grooving actively removes water and slush from between the tyre and road. The tread pattern also efficiently cleans out snow.
To enhance the driving response on snow-free roads, the tyre features massive and long, sideways spreading tread blocks to stiffen the centre of the tread. The large amount of tread blocks with sharp edges is also reflected in the tyre's excellent snow grip.
Balance and grip
The diverse Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT2 successfully utilises the same ingenious technical solutions found in the test-winning Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 tyre for passenger cars. For a unique winter grip and soft road contact, the tyres are equipped with oriented steel studs and the Air Claw Technology – a flawless combination of an entirely new stud solution and the droplet-shaped air shock absorbers in the front edge of the tread blocks.
The eight-row stud division in the shoulder area ensures a firm longitudinal and lateral grip. The polyhedral studs feature a maximised contact area, which enhances stud grip on slippery surfaces.
Safer in the winter
The Driving Safety Indicator (DSI) and the snowflake symbol placed side by side improve driving comfort and safety. To facilitate tyre pressure management, there is an info area for marking the right tyre pressure and the tyre's placement under the car.
Since 1st November, 2012 all tyres made after 1st July, 2012 must show the European Tyre Label.
The European Union has developed this new provision to promote economic and ecological efficiency and ensure road safety.
Disadvantages The Tyre Label can provide an overview and give the customer more transparency, but it only covers three criteria. For an extensive evaluation of a tyre, however, far more performance characteristics are relevant. Especially in the search for suitable winter tyres the test results from different test institutions such as the ADAC are much more stringent.
We'd like to point out that it is the manufacturer that labels the tyre and provides us with this information. If you do not find the label values, either the manufacturer did not inform us of the label, or the product was manufactured before July, 2012. Before that date, tyres had not yet been required to carry a label, so in some cases it is possible to purchase a tyre without a Tyre Label.
The tyres are classified in terms of three performance characteristics:
• Fuel Efficiency (letters A to G)
• Wet Grip (letters A to G)
• External Noise
Finally, it is the driver that determines the fuel consumption. In order to reduce this over the long-term, by being careful during acceleration drivers can become more fuel-efficient and environmentally conscious.
Regularly checking tyre pressure helps to improve rolling resistance, reduces energy loss, and supports optimum adhesion in wet conditions. To reduce the risk of accidents and ensure your and the safety of other road users, always keep a reasonable distance.
More information: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/efficiency/tyres/labelling_en.htm
Choose from our large online selection or ask us for advice. Our experts are happy to help you choose the appropriate tyres from our extensive range of products.
The classification in terms of fuel efficiency is divided into seven classes, from the A-class (the highest) to G-class (the
lowest). A tyre in the A-class consumes 0.1 litres less at 100km than a tyre in the B-class. An essential component for fuel
efficiency is the rolling resistance or rolling friction.
Rolling resistance is the force that opposes motion. It is formed, for example, when a wheel is rolling. Rolling resistance depends not only on the geometry but also on the properties of the material.
Average Average value is between C-E. Class D is not used.
It shows how efficient the vehicle can brake on wet roads. Wet grip is an important feature especially with summer tyres.
Class A has the highest safety and the shortest braking distances. Class F has low security and the longest braking distance.
The wet grip classes are based on test driving on wet roads with a speed of approximately 80 km/h. The difference between the braking distance of the tyres is 3-5 feet per grade. E.g., the difference in braking distance between Class A and Class F are up to 18 metres.
Average The average value of the tyres is between class B-E. Class D and G is not used.
The symbol indicates the external rolling noise in decibels and as a 3 class sound wave symbol to clarify whether the tire can
keep the recommended level. External rolling noise does not correspond to tyre noise inside the compartment.
A continuous sound level above 80 decibel can cause health problems.
Three sound waves symbolize the worst results. These are the tyres that exceed the maximum limit of approval. A symbol of 2 sound waves have noise level that corresponds with the approved sound level. Tyres that are marked with 1 sound wave are over three decibel quieter than the approval.