Volvo dump truck gets dedicated off-the-road tyres
PORT ELIZABETH — Goodyear has developed a new off-theroad (OTR) tyre specifically for the new Volvo A60H articulated dump truck.
This is the largest articulated dump truck in the Volvo stable and to keep it rolling over rough terrain, Goodyear designed the TL-4A measuring 33.25R29 in size. The two companies have worked together to develop and produce OTR tyres specifically for the brand-new 60-ton class articulated dump truck, which meets the growing customer demand for higher capacity vehicles.
Volvo’s experience of the outstanding traction offered by the Goodyear TL-3A+ OTR tyres, led to a request for a new OTR tyre being suitable for Volvo’s new high capacity articulated dump truck. The basis for the newly developed OTR tyre was the company’s successful TL-3A+. The Goodyear engineers ensured that the TL-4A offers optimized forward and lateral traction while at the same time provides superior ride comfort.
Its non-directional tread design has a wide footprint for maximum contact with the surface and excellent stability along with exceptional self-cleaning characteristics. The most important features of the new OTR tyre is the optimised cost per hour ratio being suitable for the new Volvo 60-ton class articulated dump truck with 55-ton capacity and it’s high level of non-skid with E-4 level.
“The development of the new TL-4A in size 33.25R29 for Volvo’s new A60H articulated dump truck is a perfect example of innovative collaboration to satisfy customer needs in the OTR industry and helping them to reduce their operating costs,” said Octavian Velcan, MD of OTR tyres Goodyear Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“This new class of articulated dump truck meets the needs of operators who require maximum load capacity.
“Our new, specifically developed Goodyear TL-4A OTR tyres allow the performance of those vehicles to be maximised.”
Volvo and Goodyear worked together to design wheels for this 55-ton dump truck.