General Highway Tires Roll out at Mid-America

Louisville, KY  General Tire has launched three new highway truck tires at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, KY: the General HS, General HD and General HT .

The General HS is a new long haul steer tire featuring a five-rib tread pattern design, fuel-efficient compounding and an upgraded casing platform. 

The five rib tread pattern, including a straight groove bottom design, promotes even wear and high removal mileage, according to the company.  The grooves feature pyramidal shaped stone ejectors to prevent stone retention and increase retreadability. 

Upgraded compounding in the General HS leads to longer removal mileage  while still delivering optimal fuel economy. The casing features a bead to belt package increasing overall durability for maximum retreadability.
The launch of the new General HS tire will begin in May 2015 with the release of the 295/75R22.5 (Load Range H) and will continue with the following sizes:

  • 11R22.5 (Load Range H)
  • 11R24.5 (Load Range H)
  • ‚Äč285/75R24.5 (Load Range H)

The General HD, long haul drive tire, features a deep 32/32nd closed shoulder tread design that offers high mileage and optimal fuel economy while also delivering excellent traction in demanding applications, the company claims.

The tread block geometry promotes stiffness in the footprint ,which reduces excess block movement leading to lower rolling resistance and improved fuel economy.  The groove bottom ejection system reduces stone retention and casing penetration leading to higher retreadability. 
The launch of the New General HD tire will begin in April 2015 with the 11R22.5 (Load Range G) and will continue with the following sizes:

  • 295/75R22.5 (Load Range G)
  • 11R24.5 (Load Range G)
  • 285/75R24.5 (Load Range G)

The General HT, long haul trailer, tire delivers optimal removal mileage and flexibility through an improved tread pattern, according to the company.

The scuff rib protects the sidewalls from curbing and cutting, therefore reducing damage to the tire and increasing retreadability.  

The new tire has a stone repellent tread pattern with patented groove technology that leads to minimum stone retention thereby extending casing life.

The launch of the New General HT tire will begin in March 2015 with 295/75R22.5 (Load Range G) and will continue with the following sizes:

  • 11R22.5 (Load Range G)
  • 255/70R22.5 (Load Range H)
  • 11R24.5 (Load Range G)
  • 285/75R24.5 (Load Range G)
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