Goodyear says its new G296 MSA wide single tire features an optimized footprint for enhanced traction in steer and drive positions, more wearable rubber on the tread for enhanced mileage, and special compounding that helps reduce cuts, chipping and tears.
The tire is also available with DuraSeal Technology (in a 425/65R22.5 size) which — unique among super singles — seals up to 1/4-inch diameter punctures in the repairable area of the tread, though not in the sidewall. It uses a gel-like, solvent-free compound built into the inner liner of the tire, preventing flats and increasing uptime.
Developed for heavy on- and off-road applications such as mixers, dump trucks, pumpers, and other specialty heavy trucks, the G296 MSA is available in three sizes – 385/65R22.5 (load range J), 425/65R22.5 (load range L), and 445/65R22.5 (load range L).
The tires offer 23/32-inch tread depth, which is up to 4/32-inch more than previous Goodyear super-single mixed-service models. That’s 23% more wearable rubber on the tread than the previous-generation equivalent tire, but the new G296 MSA is actually lighter by as much as 7%.
The G296 MSA also features an all-steel, four-belt package in a tough casing that can handle multiple retreads, the maker says.
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