Goodyear Tire is launching two flagship tire ranges to cater to the evolving needs of on-road fleets. The new KMAX GEN-2 and FUELMAX GEN-2 truck tires are the latest addition to Goodyear Total Mobility, a unique cradle-to-grave value proposition for fleets including a unique range of innovative products and solutions, supported by a professional service network.
“The KMAX and FUELMAX ranges were originally launched in 2013 to support fleets to lower their operating costs. The new generation of KMAX GEN-2 and FUELMAX GEN-2 tires offer even more benefits in terms of fuel efficiency, connectivity and enhanced mileage in all weather conditions. Today we see the need for a more balanced performance in inter-regional and long-haul applications enabling a fluent and efficient daily operation. The new line up offers fleet owners the possibility to further decrease the Total Cost of Ownership,” David Anckaert, Vice President Goodyear Commercial Europe.
Goodyear KMAX GEN-2 steer and drive tires deliver premium-class mileage; enabling predominately regional fleets to optimise tire life and overcome challenging road conditions. The overall benefits of the KMAX D GEN-2 range are up to 25% better all-weather capability, 15% more damage resistance and 5% higher fuel efficiency while still maintaining the high mileage performance of its predecessor KMAX.
Goodyear FUELMAX GEN-2 steer and drive tires deliver high fuel efficiency combined with enhanced mileage, traction and reduced noise emissions for fleets engaged in inter-regional and long haul operations. FUELMAX GEN-2 tires provide up to 10% improved mileage, 30% all-weather capability and less noise, but with the same high level of fuel efficiency as previous FUELMAX tires.
Increased connectivity via RFID
The KMAX GEN-2 and FUELMAX GEN-2 tires include radio frequency identification (RFID). The RFID tag is embedded inside the tyre to allow simple identification and connectivity to tyre management and tracking systems. It enables the connectivity of the tyre to communicate with a cloud-system on an individual serial number level resulting in an efficient tyre flow management. Additional benefit is theft prevention as these tyres can be easily traced.