TORONTO, Ont. — 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 two new regional tires are aimed towards applications including city delivery, beverage and longer regional runs, according to the company.
“The local haul and regional segments are diverse and about as tough as it gets when it comes to wear on commercial tires,” said Mark Pillow, director, commercial tires, Goodyear Canada. “With the amount of scrubbing and curb damage the tires undergo, fleets need tires that are robust and able to provide a low cost-per-mile through multiple retreads. We’re excited to bring to market major advancements in tire technology with the Goodyear G661 HSA and G662 RSA with Fuel Max Technology.”
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.
“Beverage trucks, emergency vehicles, tow trucks and school buses are placed in some of the toughest driving conditions around,” said Pillow. “Tires operate in challenging conditions, so these products have penetration protectors to help resist cuts and punctures, and sidewall protector ribs coupled with a scrub-resistant sidewall compound to help protect against abrasions from curbing.”
Meanwhile, the G662 RSA with Fuel Max technology is aimed at regional and local haul applications as a steer and all-position tire.
“The G662 RSA with Fuel Max Technology is Goodyear’s first regional tire to offer the fuel-saving capability of Fuel Max,” said Pillow. “This innovative compound reduces rolling resistance significantly, and the benefit for fleets using the tire in longer direct routes is improved fuel economy of up to 4%.”
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 coming in June. The G661 HSA will also have the 11R24.5 size available in June.
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