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Tires & Wheels (July 01, 2009)

Goodyear has introduced two new tires the company says feature deeper treads, improved tread designs and better compounds to maximize tire life in urban and regional applications. The G661 HSA steer a...


Goodyear has introduced two new tires the company says feature deeper treads, improved tread designs and better compounds to maximize tire life in urban and regional applications. The G661 HSA steer and all-position tire features a high scrub-resistant tread, according to Goodyear, and also uses a multi-compound construction to extend tread life in applications that demand frequent turning, backing and braking. Meanwhile, the G662 RSA with Fuel Max technology is aimed at regional and local haul applications as a steer and all-position tire. The G661 HSA and G662 RSA with Fuel Max are available now in an 11R22.5 size, according to Goodyear, with the 295/75R22.5 size scheduled for launch this month. The G661 HSA will also have the 11R24.5 size available in June.

Toyo Tires has introduced its M647 premium drive tire for local, regional and long-haul highway applications, according to the company. It has a deep 30/32″ tread allowing for improved wear and longer service life, Toyo claims. It also incorporates Toyo’s e-balance technology, designed to minimize the growth of the tread profile during operation, extending casing life. A rigid shoulder design helps protect against irregular wear and improves durability, Toyo says. For more details, contact your Toyo Tire dealer.

Express Brake International (EBI) has entered the Ontario market, appointing Scott Deslippe as regional sales manager. The company is introducing its brake product lines to Ontario, including: its patented Extreme Brake system; Brake Alert; and Drum Caddy. Since its inception in 1997, EBI says it has enjoyed great success in the US market. The Extreme Brake system features a stainless steel table that stays on the wheel-end so you can replace just the lining itself. The company says it offers a 30-50% cost savings over conventional riveted linings. The Brake Alert system measures both lining wear and brake stroke, according to the company. Its stainless steel construction is able to withstand Canadian conditions, the company says. And the Drum Caddy offers technicians a way to easily remove and install brake drums while minimizing the risk of injury, the company says. For details, contact Deslippe at 519-796- 5919 or e-mail scott.deslippe@expressbrake. com. You can also visit www.expressbrake.com.


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