Goodyear Bring Out New OMNITRAC Mixed Service Truck Tyre Range

Goodyear

Goodyear has brought a brand new mixed service truck tyre range offering damage resistance and longer service life than previous Goodyear mixed service tyres plus an accidental damage and retreading guarantee.  The new OMNITRAC range features new DuraShield technology and combines excellent robustness with enhanced performance and retreadability. 

OMNITRAC Mixed Service Truck Tyre Range Launched

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 new OMNITRAC range comprises 10 sizes (six OMNITRAC S steer tyres and four OMNITRAC D drive tyres), 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 is a new Goodyear technology featuring a top belt for extra resistance to casing damage, which also improves retreadability. The new OMNITRAC range offers improved service life and full 3PMSF compliance to meet ever tougher winter tyre requirements. 

A further feature of the tyres is the integration of radio frequency identification (RFID) allowing simple identification and connectivity to tyre management and tracking systems. The Goodyear OMNITRAC guarantee gives fleets extra peace of mind covering accidental impact damage that renders a registered tyre unrepairable and unusable.  It also guarantees the additional 100% casing acceptance guarantee.

“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 off-road,” said Benjamin Willot, Director Marketing Commercial Tires Europe at Goodyear

“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."

The OMNITRAC S steer axle tyre is designed to cope with the specific conditions encountered in modern construction industry and similar applications where a high proportion of highway use is experienced in addition to off-road use on sites.  Good on-road wear performance plus significantly high levels of resistance to tread damage and impressive retreadability thanks to the innovative DuraShield technology are the benefits this tyre offers.

The new OMNITRAC D drive axle tyre features a tread with three rows of directional siped blocks, which optimise performance on highways and in winter.  The OMNITRAC D provides good on-road wear performance, good traction on all surfaces throughout its life, longer service life and guaranteed retreadability. 

Goodyear OMNITRAC MST II 385/65R22.5 and 445/65R22.5 trailer tyres complement the new 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 good damage resistance and high stability. 

The OMNITRAC range and TreadMax mould cure retread versions will be available from early December 2018.

 

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

Contact: richardjwilson@btconnect.com

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