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New Kelly steer tire built for high mileage, durability

AKRON, Ohio -- Kelly Tire has introduced a new premium linehaul steer tire that was designed by Kelly engineers spe...


AKRON, Ohio — Kelly Tire has introduced a new premium linehaul steer tire that was designed by Kelly engineers specifically for better milage, improved handling, and enhanced durability and retreadability, according to company officials.

The Kelly Armorsteel KLHA steer tire, available in standard and low-profile sizes, features a wear-resistant tread compound and reinforced belt package fortified with supertensile steel belts. The tire replaces the Armorsteel KLHS steer tire.

“The belt package protects against punctures and tears, increasing the tire’s retreadability,” said Donn Kramer, director of commercial tire marketing. “It’s a steer tire that is built to take the punishment of over-the-road hauling and still keep delivering high mileage and handling stability.”

Lateral tread grooves improve traction while incorporating a design that promotes extended treadwear. The shoulder rib design includes a pressure distribution groove that decreases initiation of irregular shoulder wear.

According to Kramer, KLHA’s internal structure is just as robust as its tread. “We engineered a bead area and tire shape that equalize contact pressure for improved wear to removal,” he said. “All told, this is a steer tire that will continue to perform through retreads to deliver an overall low cost of ownership tire for our customers.”

The Kelly KLHA tires, available in four popular sizes, will be manufactured in Topeka, Kan., and Danville, Va.

For more details, contact Dave Wilkins at 330-796-3758 or dfwilkins@goodyear.com


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