LOUISVILLE, Ky. – This September marks the 100th birthday of General Tire, so it was only natural the company rolled out three new highway truck tires at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show.
The first tire is the General HS tire. The HS is the highway long haul steer tire that features an enhanced tread design, fuel-efficient compounding and a new casing platform. It has a five rib tread pattern that promotes even wear.
“We’ve seen an increase in mileage and an increase in durability (from the older General highway steer tire),” said Alex Chmiel, director of marketing, commercial vehicle tires, Continental.
The HS will be available in the following sizes: 295/75R22.5 (Load Range H), 11R22.5 (Load Range H), 11R24.5 (Load Range H), and 285/75R24.5 (Load Range H).
The second tire revealed at MATS was the General HD long haul drive tire. The tire has a deep closed shoulder tread design that offers high mileage and fuel-economy. It will be available in sizes: 11R22.5 (Load Range G), 295/75R22.5 (Load Range G), 11R24.5 (Load Range G) and 285/75R24.5 (Load Range G).
The last tire rolled out was the General HT, long haul trailer tire. This tire has a stone repellant tread patterns in order to extend the casing life and sustain demanding applications and will be available in the following sizes: 295/75R22.5 (Load Range G), 11R22.5 (Load Range G), 255/70R22.5 (Load Range H), 11R24.5 (Load Range G) and 285/75R24.5 (Load Range G).
“We’re celebrating 100 years of general tire ,” said Chmiel. “General Tire is an all-American company with an all-American brand and all-American product and we’re proud of that.”
The General HS tire will be released in May 2015, the General HD in April 2015, and the General HT in March 2015.
The company is also sending out a promotional vehicle nationwide to inform all interested patrons about the new General Tire products. To see if the truck will make its way near you, visit www.generaltiretruck.com for more information.