Goodyear says its two latest regional tires offer deeper tread depth and enhanced tread designs and compounds to maximize tire life in urban and regional driving conditions. According to the company, the two tires address the needs of multiple applications from city delivery to beverage to emergency vehicles and buses — plus longer regional runs.
The G661 HSA steer and all-position tire is designed with a high scrub-resistant tread, utilizing multicompound construction that helps to extend tread life when used in local applications which require frequent turning, backing and braking. The G662 RSA with Fuel Max Technology, intended for regional and local haul applications as a steer and all-position tire, is Goodyear’s first regional tire to offer the company’s proprietary fuel-saving Fuel Max technology, a compound designed to reduce rolling resistance in longer direct routes, improving fuel economy up to 4 percent.
The tires have a 22/32-inch tread depth, 2/32 inches deeper than previous Goodyear regional tires, giving both the G661 HSA and G662 RSA with Fuel Max Technology extended miles to removal. Additionally, TredLock Technology, featuring interlocking microgrooves, helps to stiffen and stabilize the tread for long tread life. A new casing design for most sizes features full-sized super-tensile steel belts to help reinforce the tread for enhanced toughness.
The G661 HSA and G662 RSA with Fuel Max are available now in an 11R22.5 size, with the 295/75R22.5 size coming in June. The G661 HSA also will have the 11R24.5 size available in June. For more information, go to www.goodyear.com/truck.