By their very nature security and VIP vehicles must keep moving and get their occupants out of danger.
These vehicles frequently need to look no different to the standard one but tyres, wheels and brakes must be able to manage the extra weight that comes from the armouring and other elements of the vehicle which have increased in comparison to a standard vehicle.
In the event of a puncture or blow-out the Tyron MultiBand is guaranteed to “lock” the tyre on the wheel rim allowing the driver to retain control of the vehicle reducing the risk of an accident and to continue to a safe place to change the wheel or seek assistance, reducing the risk of personal injury.
Lightweight, so as not to affect fuel consumption, acceleration and braking and with no moving parts it does not affect the balancing of the wheels, maintenance free and fitted once for the life of the vehicle and its occupants.
The Multipart All Terrain Rubber Runflat (ATR)
Tyron has developed and patented a multi part rubber runflat suitable for fitting to a wide range of military, security and VIP off road vehicles. Made out of rubber the Tyron ATR absorbs the shocks from bumps and kerb strikes much better than a hard composite solution and reduces the damage to both the wheel and the tyre, so that both have the potential of being re-used when repairs have been carried out. Using rubber also gives the passengers inside the vehicle a more comfortable ride in the case of a tyre burst, which enables them to be in better shape to carry out their task.
The patented multi part design allows the fitter to change a tyre even at the side of the road without special tools.
Tyron’s rubber runflats incorporate a beadlock which is over manufactured to guarantee the wheel will not rotate and slip inside the tyre, this allows the vehicle to continue on its mission and get back to base which is not possible using other materials.
Tyron has developed a lubrication system to further improve the performance of the ATR.
Friction Shield is a sealed lubrication system, which bursts following a sudden tyre deflation and provides the right amount of lubricant to ensure that the tyre is not damaged further by reducing the heat generated by friction between the runflat and the inside of the tyre itself. Friction Shield enables the vehicle to keep moving over longer distances and at faster speeds.
Forgetting the lubricant, allowing it to dry out or become contaminated will reduce the runflat performance by up to 90%, Friction Shield ensures the right amount of clean, fresh lubricant is delivered when it is needed.
Tyron in partnership with Global Wheels in South Africa and Michelin, Pirelli and Continental tyres in the UK are able to supply complete assemblies.
We manufacture 2-piece bolt together wheels from 16” to 22.5” in steel and aluminium able to carry loads from 1600kg – 5,800kg per wheel.