The Hawkinson Method cures the rubber right to the casing!
With the Hawkinson Method, simply building up the shoulders slightly can return your tire to its flat radius easily and effectively. A precure retread requires 2/32 of cushion gum to cure the new tread to the casing.
Hawkinson has the correct tread radius!
A common complaint in precured tires is that the center will wear out while half of the tread pattern remains at the shoulder. The problem stems from the wrong tread arc radius. The importance of attaining the correct tread radius is clear when the value is shown. The table below illustrates how improper tread radius causes rapid wear. Note that the potential mileage is significantly reduced when the retread is made with the wrong tread radius.
Hawkinson has matched duals!
Hawkinson retreads are better rolling due to matched duals. When two tires have different diameters, the tires will not roll together. With two different diameters, one of the tires will pull to the side, causing skid wear. Use our skid wear calculator to see how much tread is lost by skid wear.