Volvo dump truck gets ded­i­cated off-the-road tyres

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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.”

— Supplied.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Volvo and Goodyear worked to­gether to de­sign wheels for this 55-ton dump truck.

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