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New KMAX Low Platform Trailer Tyres from Goodyear


Extending its range of high mileage KMAX tyres, Goodyear is introducing the KMAX T trailer tyre for low platform trailers.  This new tyre is for 17.5” rims and will be available in five sizes to meet the demanding applications of low platform trailers.  KMAX T 17.5” tyres have been developed for high mileage performance and all season mobility by qualifying for the 3 Peak-Mountain-Snow-Flake (3PMSF) snow tyre requirements.  The new tyres are available from May 2017.

Low platform or low loader trailers are typically used for transporting large or heavy equipment such as construction plant and agricultural equipment or long indivisible loads like wind turbine parts.  Often such trailers have many axles, some of which may be steerable. The new tyres are designed specifically to meet the challenging requirements of this type of haulage offering high mileage.

“The transportation of heavy goods is a very specialist area where reliability is essential.  The new KMAX T low platform trailer tyres are designed specifically for this type of haulage; offering high levels of durability and robustness, high mileage, low rolling resistance and all season performance thanks to the 3PMSF classification.” said Benjamin Willot, Director Marketing Commercial Tyres at Goodyear Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The tread profile of Goodyear KMAX T range provides optimal pressure distribution in the footprint for high mileage, even wear and low rolling resistance.  High contact stresses typical with Low Platform Trailers are distributed the over a wide surface by the robust 4-rib tread design. Longitudinal sipes in the tread blocks grip in wet and snowy conditions, giving decent mileage with all season mobility thanks to the tyres all fulfilling the strict 3PMSF snow tyre requirements by the EU.  Grip and traction is enhanced by the grooves, which are designed along zig-zag lines to provide multiple gripping edges to the circumferential ribs as they go through the footprint.  The cross-section of these grooves is designed to promote the ejection of stones. For greater casing durability, the construction of the bead is engineered for the demanding applications of low platform trailers.  The tread compound’s chemical formulation is designed to withstand the high contact stresses, typical with low platform trailers, giving high mileage, robustness and high retreadability.  Thanks to the tread design and tread compound the KMAX T low platform trailer tyres offer high all season performance even in winter conditions which is proven by the 3PMSF classification, which is a standardized definition from the EU for snow tyres.

The full of KMAX T trailer range further comprises six tyres.  One is for 19.5” rims in size 435/50R19.5 and five 22.5” tyres comprising 385/55R22.5, 385/65R22.5 (Load index 164), 425/65R22.5 and 445/65R22.5.

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