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Tyron adds to All-Terrain Runflat portfolio

19th November 2019 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Tyron Runflat has added to its All Terrain Runflat (ATR) product portfolio with the ATR-Custom runflat.

Runflats sit between the vehicle wheel and tyre, and are designed to keep armoured vehicles moving safely at speed in the event of an IED or other blast.

The new ATR-Custom is designed for vehicles fitted with standard single-piece wheels as an alternative to multibands or plastic-type runflats. The two-piece solution does not require a hydraulic press to squeeze the runflat in and out of the tyre, making it field-mountable and demountable and minimising the logistics footprint of armoured vehicles.

The ATR-Custom is made of rubber which gives provides protection to off-road 4x4 and military vehicles, as it absorbs the shocks encountered with kerb strikes and pot-holes and in the off-road environment, drastically reducing vibration and stresses that can transmit through the runflat to the wheels, suspension, axels and drive shafts. Additionally, as rubber is a compliant material, it prevents damage to the tyre itself caused by impingement between the runflat and the inside of the tyre.

Richard Glazebrook, chief executive of Tyron Runflat, said: ‘The ATR-Custom is a new alternative for users seeking a multi-part runflat for military vehicles that do not have multi-piece wheels. We are pleased to introduce this new solution at DSEI Japan, which is a market in which we see great opportunities for growth for our company.’

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