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Effortless grip and movement, even in demanding winter conditions
Excellent driving result
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.
ARAMID SIDEWALLS – Robust like never before
Nokian tyres with Aramid sidewall technology offer you additional security and durability for demanding weather conditions and rough roads. Their incomparably strong sidewalls are exceptionally resilient to wear and cuts. The Aramid fibres stiffen and strengthen the sidewall, enabling it to withstand blows and cuts even better.
The same material is also utilised in the aviation and armour industries. It is also used successfully in bulletproof vests.
Aramid protects the Nokian tyres. The Nokian tyres protect lives.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
LT235/80 R17 120/117Q , studdable DOT2012
Tyre load index
With/Without Valve (TT/TL)
Tyre requires tube
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**More than 90% of our orders reach the customer in the specified delivery time.