SELF-SEALING TIRE

Goodyear has adapted its self-sealing commercial tire technology on a broader scale for use on long-haul trucks. The new Unisteel G316 LHT line-haul trailer tire featuring DuraSeal technology allows semi-trucks to continue operating after a tire is punctured by road debris up to ΒΌ-inch diameter in the repairable tread area, reducing downtime and service calls.

Already seen in mixed-service applications such as logging, construction and mining, the technology uses a gel-like, solvent-free compound built into the inner liner of the tire. It instantly seals punctures with gel flowing into void areas and around invasive objects. Self-sealing technology in trailer tires is relevant, Goodyear says, since maintaining the inner tire of a dual-tire setup is difficult.

The new tire features an all-steel four-belt package, helping to provide a solid foundation for multiple retreads. A solid shoulder rib and a pressure-distribution groove help resist shoulder wear. The G316 LHT and matching retreads sport a 12/32nd-inch tread depth.

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