Tyron Runflats and its South African partner, Global Wheel, are displaying its runflat technology at Africa Aerospace and Defence this week.
“AAD has previously been a great opportunity for us in the Southern African market and an opportunity to support our partner, Global Wheel,” said Richard Glazebrook, Chief Executive of Tyron Runflats.
“Amongst the contracts we have been successful on has been providing complete wheel assemblies for DCD’s Springbuck and Mountain Lion AFVs,” he added.
Tyron ATR wheel assembly has a unique multi-part rubber runflat fitted to the Global Wheels two-part bolt-together steel wheels. This system is locally manufactured in Heidelberg for the DCD Protected Mobility Mountain Lion and Springbuck armoured vehicles, which are currently entering service with several African defence forces.
Tyron’s runflat’s are unique in that not only are they manufactured from rubber, their multi part design makes it easy to change a tyre on the side of the road without special tools, the company said. Tyron’s runflats have been proven to be able to keep going at over 50km/h for distances in excess of 100km.
The Global Wheels bolt-together wheels are available in both steel and aluminium.
In 2013 Tyron partnered with Global Wheels in South Africa to produce a range of military two piece bolt together rims made of either steel or alloy adding to their existing range of less expensive 3 piece wheels. This allows Tyron to offer complete assemblies of wheel, Michelin tyres and run flats fully assembled.