GOODYEAR LAUNCHES NEW RANGE OF MIXED-SERVICE TRUCK TYRES
The Omnitrac range of tyres are available in 10 sizes – six S steer tyres and four D drive tyres
Goodyear has launched a brand new mixed service truck tyre range, Omnitrac, offering optimal damage resistance and longer service life than previous Goodyear mixed service tyres and full compliance to meet GSO and SASO requirements. The new tyres have been developed for vehicles operating in mixed service applications where they face the difficult conditions of unpaved sites but predominantly operate on roads. These include tippers, cement mixers, concrete pumps and low loaders operating in construction as well as trucks in waste, recycling, timber and agricultural industries.
The Omnitrac range of tyres are available in 10 sizes (six S steer tyres and four D drive tyres), including one new to the mixed service industry. This 325/95R24 size covers the growing trend for the use of standard tractors in GCC markets.
The tyres features a new Goodyear technology called Durashield which includes an exclusive top belt for extra resistance to casing damage. According to Goodyear, Durashield combines excellent robustness with enhanced performance and retreadability.
The Omnitrac S steer axle tyres are designed to cope with the specific conditions encountered on modern construction sites and similar applications where a high proportion of highway use is experienced in addition to offroad use on sites. The Durashield technology enhances on-road wear performance, resistance to tread damage, and retreadability. The Omnitrac S 24” is an all-position tyre specifically for countries in the Middle East and Africa.
The Omnitrac D drive axle tyres feature a tread with three rows of directional siped blocks, which optimise performance both on and off road. The Durashield technology enhances casing durability and resistance to tread damage with a high level of chip/chunk resistance under off road operation.
An additional feature of these tyres is the integration of radio frequency identification (RFID) allowing simple identification and connectivity to tyre management and tracking systems. For mixed-service applications, Goodyear offers a full suite of data-based solutions called Goodyear Proactive Solutions, featuring advanced telematics and patented predictive analytics technology that can provide commercial fleets with precise, realtime monitoring of tyres.
Benjamin Willot, director-marketing, commercial tyres-europe, Goodyear, said: “Today’s mixed service fleet operators are demanding tyres that offer both versatile on-road capability and greater resistance to the conditions encountered both on- and offroad. Our new Omnitrac tyres are a further development of our previous range and now feature Durashield technology to make them even tougher and offer greater service life. We are confident of the robustness of these tyres against accidental damage.”
Goodyear’s Omnitrac MST II 385/65R22.5 and 445/65R22.5 trailer tyres complement the Omnitrac S and D tyres offering high mileage and enhanced grip for on- and off-road applications. These tyres feature a wide tread and offer even wear and high mileage potential combined with excellent damage resistance and high stability. The Omnitrac range and Treadmax mould cure retread versions will be available from early December 2018.