Goodyear has introduced a new tire for waste haulers that incorporates its DuraSeal technology to reduce tire failures and improve reliability.
The G289 WHA represents a new line of waste hauling tires that the company says will improve productivity and reduce costs. Features include: a wider, deeper 24/32- inch tread; a waste haul compound for longer tread life and increased scrub resistance; a sidewall protector rib to reduce sidewall scuffing; a shoulder design that encourages uniform tread wear; and the DuraSeal sealant inside the tire that is released in the event of a puncture, fixing punctures up to a 1/4-inch in diameter.
“We’ve launched a waste-hauling tire that we believe sets a new standard when it comes to productivity and cost reductions,” said Donn Kramer, Goodyear’s director of commercial tire marketing.
Goodyear says the G289 WHA is compatible with most waste haul vehicles and it rounds out the line currently consisting of the G287 MSA and G288 MSA. All of Goodyear’s waste haul tires can be ordered with the company’s DuraSeal technology, the company says.
Fleets can eliminate the costs of application, cleaning out the old sealant, reapplying new sealant, and disposal, Kramer said. “Plus, there’s no mess, wheel cleaning or need to find the right retreader. Tires can last longer, and time-to-replacement can be extended. With tire costs in the top three expenditures for fleets, just think what this technology can do for the fleet’s bottom line.”
Goodyear says it conducted a survey that showed refuse fleets with 50 trucks typically receive 102 tire-related service calls per month. However, 69% of those calls were attributed to punctures with each of those calls costing the fleet about $170, or $143,000 per year.
“Each fleet and operation is different, but for those fleets suffering from flats due to nails and other debris, they can enjoy a new degree of confidence with our G289 WHA with DuraSeal Technology,” said Kramer. A tire with DuraSeal Technology can be retreaded. Because the sealant is built-in, the gel-like compound stays intact through the retreading process.
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