Goodyear has released two regional truck tires the company said will increase tire life in urban and regional driving conditions. The G661 HAS and G662 RSA offer deeper tread depth and enhanced tread designs and compounds to fit the needs of multiple applications ranging from city delivery to beverage to emergency vehicles and buses, said the tire maker.
“The local haul and regional segments are diverse and about as tough as it gets when it comes to wear on commercial tires,” said Donn Kramer, Goodyear’s director of marketing for commercial tires. “With the amount of scrubbing and curb damage the tires undergo, fleets need tires that are robust and able to provide a low cost per mile through multiple retreads.”
Both tires include Goodyear’s Fuel Max technology. The G661 HSA steer and all-position tire is built with a high scrub-resistant tread, using multi-compound construction that helps to extend tread life when used in applications with frequent turning, backing and braking. The G662 RSA is intended for regional and local haul applications as a steer and all-position tire and offers a pressure distribution groove, a first for Goodyear, to spread weight on the tread for uniform wear.
The tires have a 22/32-in. tread depth, 2/32 in. deeper than previous Goodyear regional tires. TredLock technology, featuring interlocking microgrooves, helps to stiffen and stabilize the tread for long tread life, the company said, and each tire includes a new casing design (in most sizes) that features full-sized, super-tensile steel belts, to help reinforce the tread for enhanced toughness.
The tires are initially available in size 11R22.5 and a 295/75R22.5 size is coming in June. The G661 HSA will also be available in size 11R24.5 in June.