Atlas Tire AW09. FEATURES AND BENEFITS: All weather traction Longer lasting tread life Enhanced durability. OVERVIEW: The Atlas Tire AW09 is a highway terrain all season tire manufactured for commercial vehicles. This model can be mounted on all wheel positions, including the steering and trailer axles.The tread design and tire compound ensure exceptional all weather traction. The ribbed symmetric tread design and the all weather tire compound firmly grip the road surface in dry, wet and winter weather. The compound maintains its optimal flexibility even in colder temperatures, guaranteeing first-rate year round safety. The wide circumferential grooves effectively boost the wet weather traction and the hydroplaning resistance by channeling water and slush away from the tires footprint. In this manner, the driving security is significantly boosted.The longer lasting tread life and tire usability is the result of the special tread design. The symmetric ribbed design manages to equally distribute the driving pressure across the tread area. The evenly circulated forces of acceleration, cornering and braking actively resists irregular tread wear formations along the tires surface. The prevention of uneven wear extends the tread life and the tires usability significantly and ensures the durability of its tread design.The AW09s internal construction features a 12 to 18 ply structure, depending on the specific tire size. They prevent the tire from deforming under the driving pressure by boosting the tires durability. As the tires structure does not bend or deform under the driving and load pressure, the model is capable of handling and withstanding heavier loads with ease, making it perfect for long haul applications.