Goodyear is launching a brand new mixed service truck tire range offering optimal damage resistance and longer service life than previous Goodyear mixed service tires plus an accidental damage and retreading guarantee. The new OMNITRAC range features new DuraShield technology and combines excellent robustness with enhanced performance and retreadability.
The new tires have been developed for vehicles operating in today’s 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 tires and four Omnitrac D drive tires), 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 an exclusive 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 tire requirements.
A further feature of the tires is the integration of radio frequency identification (RFID) allowing simple identification and connectivity to tire management and tracking systems. The Goodyear OMNITRAC guarantee gives fleets extra peace of mind covering accidental impact damage that renders a registered tire unrepairable and unusable. It also guarantees the additional 100% casing acceptance guarantee
“Today’s mixed service fleet operators are demanding tires 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 tires are a further development of our previous range and now feature DuraShield technology to make them even tougher and offer greater service life. We are so confident of the robustness of these tires that we are guaranteeing them against accidental damage.”
The OMNITRAC S steer axle tire 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 excellent retreadability thanks to the innovative DuraShield technology are the benefits this tire offers.
The new OMNITRAC D drive axle tire 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, excellent traction on all surfaces throughout its life, longer service life and guaranteed retreadability. Thanks to DuraShield technology, casing durability and resistance to tread damage are significantly enhanced with a high level of chip/chunk resistance under torque including that from retarder operation.
Goodyear OMNITRAC MST II 385/65R22.5 and 445/65R22.5 trailer tires complement the new OMNITRAC S and D tires offering high mileage and enhanced grip for on- and off-road applications. These tires feature a wide tread and offer even wear and high mileage potential combined with excellent damage resistance and high stability.
The OMNITRAC range and TreadMax mould cure retread versions will be available from early December 2018.