Desser Tire & Rubber Co. has introduced its new line of backcountry Tundra tires. The first iteration in a series of new tire releases is the Aero Classic LSA/Experimental 8.50-6 4 ply rating smooth tire.
This tire has essentially the same dimensions as the TSO 850-6 tires that are in use currently, but is rated at 4 ply, instead of 6, and has a smooth tread profile, which is designed not to pick up pebbles and rocks, and damage the skin of the aircraft, and is highly deflected to absorb larger river rocks and gravel, according to company officials.
This new tire incorporates a tube, and will be one of the lightest size tires in its class, and has a high speed rating of 120 mph, officials add.
The tire will work on most LSA tailwheel aircraft, using either Cleveland, Grove, or Matco 6-inch wheels and brake packages, company officials said.
Manufactured in the United States, the tires retail for less than $200 each.
The follow-on to this tire will be a fully sanctioned FAA/TSO 8.50-6 4pr tire that will be for type certificated aircraft use. Larger Aero Classic tires are to follow in the near future, which can be utilized as Tubeless or Tube Type application. This tire will be available in mid-summer of 2014, directly from Desser Tire & Rubber Co.
For more information: Desser.com