Goodyear has released two new tires, a new wide-based “super single” tire for mixed-service use with an optimized footprint for enhanced traction in both steer and drive positions, and a new tire aimed at waste haulers.
The G296 MSA, for mixed- service applications, offers more wearable rubber on the tread for improved mileage and helps reduce cuts, chipping and tears through Goodyear’s DuraSeal Technology, the company said. The G296 WHA completes the company’s waste haul line.
The G296 MSA is designed for heavy on- and off-road applications such as mixers, dump trucks, pumpers and other specialty heavy trucks. Available in three sizes, a 385/65R22.5 (load range J), 425/65R22.5 (load range L) and 445/65R22.5 (load range L), the tire offers 23/32 in. tread depth and weights up to 7% less than Goodyear’s previous model.
“The G296 MSA was developed to be a leader in the super-single segment by featuring long miles to removal and toughness,” said Donn Kramer, Goodyear’s director of commercial tire marketing. “It’s the only super single to offer built-in puncture sealing – a huge benefit to those running in applications where flats are prevalent.”
DuraSeal Technology provides puncture sealing up to a ¼ in. hole by using a gel-like, solvent-free compound built into the inner liner of the tire.
According to Kramer, Goodyear will begin offering matching G296 MSA retreads in the first half of the year to help ensure performance similar to the original tread. “It’s a full roll-out to maximize cradle-to-grave performance,” he said. “It provides great value to our customers.”
Goodyear also announced the introduction of the G296 WHA. Like the MSA, it features DuraSeal Technology and includes many of the features of the company’s G289 WHA. It comes in a 425/65R22.5 size in load range L at 11,400 lb. capacity.
Featuring a deep 23/32-inch tread depth, the G296 WHA has four wide circumferential grooves to help promote enhanced traction and even wear. Special compounding helps the tire resist chunking and chipping. Sidewall scuff protectors, like those found on the G289 WHA, help ward off constant scrubbing and curbing, Goodyear said.
It has a four-belt package to provide toughness for waste-hauling fleets, which face shorter tire lives when running their vehicles in landfills.