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Tires & Wheels (August 01, 2009)

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 tire...




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. 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.

Continental Tire has leapt into the wide-base single market with its HTL1 trailer tire. Aimed at weight-conscious operations, the company says about 1,022 lbs can be shaved off overall tractor-trailer weight by replacing duals with wide-base singles at the drive and trailer axle positions. The HTL1 features 13/32″ tread depth in order to minimize irregular wear and improve fuel mileage, the company claims. It also boasts a six rib design to distribute the load evenly over the crown of the tire.


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