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GT Radial introduces new long-haul drive tire

June 9, 2015
New from GT Radial is the GT Radial GDL617FS, designed to provide improved traction, irregular wear resistance and fuel efficiency for long-haul usage, the company said.
New from GT Radial is the GT Radial GDL617FS, designed to provide improved traction, irregular wear resistance and fuel efficiency for long-haul usage, the company said.

Designed by the Giti North American Technical Center in Ohio, the tire features a wider tread and a unique compound design for higher mileage. The tire’s central platform and supplementary groove help prevent stone retention. A deeper transversal and dimensional zigzag sipe provides good traction and anti-irregular wear.

Other features of the tire include:

  • Equal Force Casing (EFC) is a specially designed carcass technology that enables an optimal tire footprint and equal force distribution for better control and regular tread wear.
  • With the Giti Cap Base Design, the cap layer provides wear resistant qualities while the base rubber between the top layer and the casing includes a special cooler running formulation that insulates the casing from heat buildup.
  • Duo Filler Technology is a combination of two bead fillers – hard and soft. The soft bead filler helps provide a more comfortable ride and smoother handling, while the hard bead filler is stiffer for better durability.

“The GT Radial GDL617FS is another winner from our Giti North American Technical Center, delivering fuel efficiency, outstanding traction and long wear for long haul operations,” said Patrick Gunn, director of sales and marketing, commercial tire, for Giti Tire (USA) Ltd., which markets and sells GT Radial commercial tires in North America.

The GDL617FS, available in the popular 11R22.5, 295/75R22.5, 11R24.5 and 285/75R24.5 sizes, is backed by a 72-month limited warranty and limited two-retread casing warranty.

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