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Choosing a Tube Type or Tubeless Tyre

When To Choose a Tube Type or a Tubeless Tyre?

Since tyres are the only thing that come in contact with road surfaces, they have a major impact on driving behaviour and handling. Choosing the right tyre for your applications, depends on some requirements. Apart from the structure of a tyre, size and profile, tyres can also be distinguished by whether they are tube type (TT) or tubeless (TL) tyres. For the difference between radial, bias and solid tyres, you can read more here. In this case, we will explain the differences between TT and TL tyres.

Tube tyres

A tube tyre consists of a tube that is filled with air. This tube is fitted between the rim and the tyre itself. The valve of the tube is attached to the rim hole and is used to inflate the tyre. So, when a sharp object pierces the tyre, the air in the tube will find its way out fast. This instant escape of air causes the tyre to burst, as the tyre is not inflated enough.

Tubeless tyres

A tubeless tyres is similar to tube type tyres, however tubeless tyres do not have the inner tube to hold the pressurised air. Instead, the rim of the wheel and the tyre form an air container to hold air. The inner wall of the tyre is lined with an airtight membrane to seal the air within the tyre and the rim, which is called the inner liner. If a sharp object pierces a tubeless tyre, the air escapes slowly only through this hole. As a result, the tyre loses air slowly, giving the driver enough time to fix it, before it bursts.

Magna Tyres Product Range

At Magna Tyres we offer tubeless as well as tube type tyres. Some of our tubeless tyres are the Magna MA04+ and the Magna M-DESERT. Both offer excellent traction on rough roads, such as sandy terrain. The excellent stability and minimum ground disturbance are perfect for heavy loads.

Examples of our tube type tyres are the Magna MB300 and the Magna MR800. These tyres mostly operate in ports and terminals, where excellent comfort is required since the tyres often cover a lot of kilometres. Both tyres are designed to offer a comfortable ride with outstanding heat-resistance and help to protect equipment and payload.


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