AKRON, Ohio — Goodyear has broadened its G741 mixed-service tire line, with a new size and retread for applications requiring an extreme traction drive tire.
The company says the 11R22.5 size (Load Range H) of the G741 MSD is suitable for oilfield, logging, construction and other severe-service fleets wanting traction and versatility.
Also new is a precure retread for the G741, the PC G741, now available for order.
“The G741 MSD is backed by years of research, design, development and in-the-field performance, and is a key part of our growing family of premium mixed-service truck tires,” said Brian Buckham, general manager, commercial product marketing, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems. “The addition of a new size and a precure retread product to the popular G741 MSD line gives our mixed-service tire customers more options as their trucks continue to travel across some of the toughest terrain in North America.”
The G741 already has a big fan in the Canadian oilpatch. Formula Powell swears by it.
“The G741 MSD delivers a high degree of traction,” said Darren Platzer, director of maintenance with Formula Powell. “I’m always asking my drivers, ‘What do you think of this tire or that tire?’ Some of our veteran drivers have said – and continue to say – that the G741 MSD is the best tire they’ve used in the last 10 years.”
Formula Powell’s trucks often operate off-highway where vehicle control is crucial.
Platzer said the tire was deployed on trucks that would experience the harshest operating environment.
“We wanted to put it in our most severe applications to see what it could do,” he said. “We’re talking big loads, high centers of gravity, lots of chains – conditions that were very tough on tires. In those days, we got 40,000 to 60,000 kilometres out of a tire, mostly because of chain damage.”
He said the company has seen a decrease in chain damage and now can run 160,000 kilometres or more on a set.
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