Goodyear rolls out Class 7-8 drive tire

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has announced a new commercial drive tire for Class 7-8 trucks that features long life and quiet performance

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has announced a new commercial drive tire for Class 7-8 trucks that features long life and quiet performance. Dubbed the Goodyear Unisteel G182 RSD, the tire offers 12% more miles to removal in city and regional fleet testing, and is 10% quieter, Goodyear said.

It is now available in six sizes and load ranges.

Design features include a deep 28/32nd-in. open lug pattern for excellent handling in wet or snowy conditions and a graduated tie-bar on the shoulder for added strength, improved traction and more regular wear, said the tire maker.

“[The graduated tie-bar] allows the tire to achieve the long tread life of a closed-shoulder design and the increased traction of an open-shoulder design,” said Steve McClellan, Goodyear vp—commercial tire systems. “[It] also helps the tire retain its “like-new” appearance throughout the life of the tire.”

For more information, go to www.goodyear.com/truck.

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