TORONTO, Ont. — Goodyear had a pair of new mixed-service tires on display at this year’s Truck World.
The G731 MSA and G751 MSA mixed-service tires will be launched in Canada this summer in several sizes, available with DuraSeal technology. DuraSeal features a gel-like rubber compound that’s built into the tire’s casing. When a tire’s tread is damaged, the substance is released and can seal punctures of up to a quarter inch in diameter.
“Goodyear DuraSeal Technology helps keep trucks up and running, which helps prevent expensive downtime, lowering fleets’ overall operating costs,” said Brian Buckham, marketing manager, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems. “Goodyear is the only tire company that offers this unique, money-saving technology.”
The G731 MSA is designed for applications that are about 20% on-road and 80% off-road. Goodyear says its removal mileage has been extended by about 5% compared to its predecessor, the G288 MSA. It also features lower rolling resistance for improved fuel economy and a wider footprint for extra traction and stability. The tire will be offered in the following sizes: 11R22.5 (with DuraSeal Technology); 12R22.5; 11R22.5; 11R24.5; 275/70R22.5; and 255/70R22.5.
The G751 MSA is designed for applications that are on-road 80% of the time and off-road 20% of the time.
It features a high-scrub tread compound for cut, chip and tear resistance and more wearable rubber. It boasts up to 50% more miles to removal than its predecessor, the G287 MSA, Goodyear claims. And the G751 also features a wider footprint and lower rolling resistance.
The G751 MSA will be available in the following sizes: 11R22.5 (with DuraSeal Technology); 315/80R22.5 (with DuraSeal Technology); 12R22.5; 12R24.5; 11R22.5; 11R24.5; and 315/80R22.5.
“These premium tires are big on tread life, toughness and fuel economy, and Goodyear’s exclusive, self-sealing DuraSeal Technology will help keep them up and running,” said Buckham.