The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has rolled out two new retread products it says will help fleets extend the service life of popular Goodyear wide-base tires.
“The recently introduced G392 SSD UniCircle and G394 SST UniCircle products offer many of the same performance benefits as their wide-base, new tire counterparts: the G392 SSD DuraSeal + Fuel Max and the G394 SST DuraSeal + Fuel Max,” said Brian Buckham, marketing manager, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems.
“In addition, they are offered with Goodyear’s exclusive UniCircle Technology, which helps enhance tread wear. UniCircle retreads are spliceless and adhere snugly to the tire’s casing to enhance traction and help reduce tearing and chunking.”
And because there is no cutting or splicing during the UniCircle tread application process, the retreaded tires are uniform and balanced, according to Buckham. “This helps extend casing life and mileage.”
According to Buckham, another benefit of UniCircle treads is derived from how they are manufactured. Goodyear optimizes the UniCircle cure to help deliver lower rolling resistance than a flat retread. This helps boost truck fuel economy.
The G392 SSD UniCircle boasts a 24/32-inch tread depth, while the G394 SST UniCircle comes with a 12/32-inch tread depth. Both products’ tread designs are optimized to help provide a uniform footprint and confident handling.
The G392 SSD UniCircle drive tread and the G394 SST UniCircle trailer tread are available to fit the 445/50R22.5 size. Goodyear also offers flat precure G392 SSD drive and G394 SST trailer retreads to fit the 445/50R22.5 and 455/55R22.5 sizes.
“By matching the G392 SSD UniCircle and G394 SST UniCircle retreads with G392 SSD drive and the G394 SST trailer casings containing Goodyear’s exclusive DuraSeal Technology, retread performance should be just like that of a new tire,” said Buckham.
DuraSeal Technology, which is built directly into the tire at the time of manufacture, instantly seals nail-hole punctures of up to ¼-inch in diameter in the repairable area of a tire’s tread.
“This ultimately helps fleet owners and owner-operators drive down their operating costs,” notes Buckham.