GT Radial is introducing a 16 ply version of its GT Radial GSL213FS for fleets running tractors with higher front end axles and gross vehicle weight (GVW).

The SmartWay-verified long-haul steer (low profile size 295/75R22.5) offers a higher load carrying capacity and maximum pressure compared to the current 14 ply offering, GT Radial said.

“The current specification of the GSL213FS has been very successful in wear performance and fuel economy,” said William Estupinan, vice president of technical service for GITI Tire USA. “However, there is growing demand for emission engines which are heavier, resulting in front axles that are set back higher and increasing front end loading.  Our new 16PR version is a premium cost-efficient alternative for this growing market.”