Goodyear is launching a new mixed-service truck tire range offering damage resistance and longer service life than previous Goodyear mixed service tires, plus an accidental damage and retreading guarantee.
The new OMNITRAC range features new DuraShield technology and combines “excellent robustness with enhanced performance and retreadability,” the company said.
The tires were developed for vehicles operating in today’s 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.
“Today’s mixed-service fleet operators are demanding tires that offer both versatile on-road capability and greater resistance to the conditions encountered both on- and off-road,” said Benjamin Willot, director of marketing for Commercial Tires Europe at Goodyear. “Our new OMNITRAC tires 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 so confident of the robustness of these tires that we are guaranteeing them against accidental damage.”
The new OMNITRAC range features 10 sizes (six OMNITRAC S steer tires and four OMNITRAC D drive tires), including one new to the mixed service industry. This 315/70R22.5 size covers the growing trend for the use of standard tractors in this market sector.
DuraShield boasts an exclusive top belt for extra resistance to casing damage, which also improves retreadability, Goodyear said. The new OMNITRAC range offers improved service life and full 3PMSF compliance to meet tough winter tire requirements.
Another feature of the tires is the integration of radio frequency identification (RFID), allowing simple identification and connectivity to tire management and tracking systems. The Goodyear OMNITRAC guarantee covers accidental impact damage that renders a registered tire unrepairable and unusable, the company said.
It also guarantees the additional 100% casing acceptance guarantee.
Goodyear said the OMNITRAC range will be available from early December 2018.
The OMNITRAC S steer axle tire is designed to cope with the specific conditions encountered in the modern construction industry and similar applications where a high proportion of highway use is experienced in addition to off-road use on sites. The tire offers good on-road wear performance plus high levels of resistance to tread damage and excellent retreadability thanks to DuraShield technology.
The new OMNITRAC D drive axle tire features a tread with three rows of directional siped blocks, which optimize performance on highways and in winter. The OMNITRAC D provides good on-road wear performance, traction on all surfaces throughout its life, longer service life and guaranteed retreadability. Thanks to DuraShield technology, casing durability and resistance to tread damage are enhanced with a high level of chip/chunk resistance under torque, including that from retarder operation.
Goodyear OMNITRAC MST II 385/65R22.5 and 445/65R22.5 trailer tires complement the new OMNITRAC S and D tires, offering high mileage and enhanced grip for on- and off-road applications. These tires feature a wide tread and offer even wear and high-mileage potential, combined with damage resistance and high stability.