Goodyear is now offering its DuraSeal and Fuel Max technologies in two wide-base single offerings.
AKRON, Ohio — Goodyear has come out with wide-base single drive and trailer tires that combine the company’s Fuel Max technology with its DuraSeal self-sealing properties.
The G392 SSD drive and G394 SST trailer wide-base singles are aimed at long-haul and regional-haul applications, the company announced.
“We feel our new wide-base tires are game-changers in the wide-base tire segment,” said Donn Kramer, director of marketing for Goodyear Commercial Tire. “If a standard wide-base tire hits a nail or other debris and goes flat, there is no limp-home capability, and in about 30% of the cases, the tire deflates to a level where it ruins a $450 wheel. With Goodyear’s DuraSeal Technology, our customers can now run confidently with wide-base and reap the weight-saving benefits of the tires, while gaining excellent fuel economy and long miles to removal.”
Goodyear’s DuraSeal technology has proven itself in mixed service and trailer tires for several years, the company noted.
When a tire’s tread is punctured, a gel-like inner liner is released to instantly seal holes up to a quarter inch in diameter. DuraSeal doesn’t fix sidewall punctures.
The newest Goodyear tires are both SmartWay-certified.
“While our line of long-haul dual tires with Fuel Max Technology continues to deliver fuel economy improvements of up to 5% over traditional non-SmartWay-verified tires, there is a segment of the market that wants the weight savings of wide-base,” said Kramer. “The combination of our G392 and G394 can save more than 1,100 lbs over a dual assembly, and achieve comparable fuel economy numbers to other SmartWay-verified tires in the marketplace. But, while DuraSeal Technology sets us apart, the tire also offers superior handling characteristics, with optimized tread depth in the drive position and a tread pattern that helps resist irregular wear. All combined, our new wide-base combination provides exceptional performance and value to help drive down cost-per-mile for our customers.”
The G392 SSD drive tire with DuraSeal and Fuel Max technologies features a nine-rib design, with eight wide circumferential grooves providing good traction in all conditions, the company says. It also boasts a deep 25/32-inch tread depth for long life and a casing designed to prevent irregular wear. It’s available in load range L in a 445/50R22.5 size.
The G394 SST trailer tire with DuraSeal and Fuel Max has a five-rib design, a 12/32-inch tread depth for excellent fuel economy, weight and tread life, the company says. It’s available in load range L in a 445/50R22.5 size.
Matching retreads for both tires will be available beginning in the fourth quarter, Goodyear announced.
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