Two wide-base retread products from Goodyear have earned SmartWay verification, the company announced. The G392A SSD and G394A SST both feature the company’s UniCircle technology, whose spliceless design matches the shape of the tire’s casing.
Because there is no cutting or splicing during the UniCircle tread application process, the retreaded tires are uniform and balanced, which helps extend casing life and mileage, Goodyear said.
“These retread products offer many of the same benefits as their new tire counterparts, including lower rolling resistance, which is key to helping fleets lower their fuel costs,” said Brian Buckham, general manager, product marketing. “Our retread products help fleets optimize their tire investment and are a great compliment to our expanding Fuel Max family of fuel-efficient new truck tires.”
“Another benefit of UniCircle retreads stems from how UniCircle treads are manufactured,” said Buckham. “Goodyear optimizes the UniCircle process to help deliver lower rolling resistance than a flat procure retread. This helps improve fuel economy.”
The G392A SSD UniCircle features 24/32-in. tread depth, while the G394A SST UniCircle has a 12/32-in. tread depth. Both products’ tread designs are optimized to help provide a uniform footprint, long miles to removal and confident handling, and are available to fit size 445/50R22.5 casings.