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AutoSock Alternative Traction Device widens its tire capabilities

Jan. 16, 2017
AutoSock AS, the provider of an Alternative Traction Device (ATD) for commercial vehicles, announced its product lines covers several wide-base single tires.

AutoSock AS, the provider of an Alternative Traction Device (ATD) for commercial vehicles, announced its product lines covers several wide-base single tires.

The patented textile cover ATD is available from McGee Company, the US distributor of AutoSock products for Class 3–8 medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

AutoSock models for wide-base single tires include:

•AL111—445/50R22.5

•AL111—455/50R22.5

•AL111—395/80R20

•AL114—455/55R22.5

Offered in a range of sizes for US and Canadian motor carriers, AutoSock is a legal and cost-effective alternative to chains when traction devices are required. It can be used in states that have no specific device exclusions when chain requirements are in effect. It is the only named approved ATD in Washington and Colorado, and its use has been granted in British Columbia.

“AutoSock is a proven alternative to chains,” said Chuck Abourezk, sales manager at McGee Co. “It uses high-performance fibers and a specially designed surface pattern to maximize the total contact area exposed to dry friction on snow and ice covered roads. Unlike tire chains, AutoSock does not damage a vehicle’s fenders and exposed brake lines, and it is fully compatible with ABS and traction control systems.”

Easy to store inside a cab or tool compartment, AutoSock can be installed in five to eight minutes per vehicle, minimizing a driver’s exposure to weather and traffic. At less than 5 lbs per pair, it provides a significant weight savings compared with a 50-lb set of chains.

For more information, see www.autosock.us.

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