Giti goes wide

John G Smith

Giti Tire (USA) has unveiled the GDL633 FS ultra-wide-base tire for drive axles and the GTL933 FS ultra-wide base tire for trailers in longhaul applications.

Both models of the SmartWay-verified offerings are available in the 445/50R22.5 size.

Promoted features on the drive tire include a special tread compound to reduce rolling resistance, sipes designed for the even contact pressure needed to minimize irregular wear, and the lug pattern design for traction and stability. There are seven circumferential grooves to evacuate water.

Features of the trailer tire include an optimized tread design on the rib edges to minimize irregular wear, and a wide tread design that promises a consistent contact patch pressure. Tread grooves have also been enhanced to minimize stone retention.

John G Smith

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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