Goodyear has unveiled a new super single tire that provides enhanced mileage in severe-duty vocational applications compared to the G178 super single tire it is replacing.
The new 278 MSD, which replaces the G178 super single, owes its improved mileage to a 1 in. larger footprint, deeper tread depth, and special compounding.
Available in 385, 425, and 445/65R sizes in 22.5, the G278 MSD is an all position tire for on/off highway applications, including construction, concrete, oil service, and logging. It includes a criss-cross tread design to improved traction while also repelling water.
“For our customers working in on/off highway applications, they know the importance of having tires rugged enough to help resist cuts and damage caused by rocks,” said Donn Kramer, Goodyear’s director of marketing for commercial tires. “It’s an area where our engineers put extra emphasis in the design of the G278 MSD. Their work was validated at our San Angelo Proving Grounds where our rock-cut tests verified the G278 MSD performance. This extra boost offers the potential for a longer lasting tire and lower cost-per-mile for our customers.”
Grooved angles with full-width interlocking groove protectors keep stones from imbedding and drilling into the tread, Goodyear said. Special compounding resists cuts, chip, and tears. The tire has a 30/32 in. tread depth and offers even wear.
Matching retreads in three sizes will be offered in June.