Goodyear has launched a new mixed service truck tyre range called Omnitrac, offering better damage resistance and a longer service life than previous versions.
Key to the new Omnitrac range is Goodyear’s unique DuraShield technology, which provides an additional layer of non-metallic protection under the tread.
Damage from rocks and stones can cause water ingress and rusting of conventional tyres, but Goodyear says the DuraShield was developed to prevent it.
The new tyres have been developed for vehicles that face the difficult conditions of unpaved sites but predominantly operate on roads. These include tippers, cement mixers, concrete pumps and low loaders operating in construction as well as trucks in waste, recycling, timber and agricultural industries.
“Today’s mixed service fleet operators are demanding tyres that offer both versatile on-road capability and greater resistance to the conditions encountered both on- and off-road,” said Benjamin Willot, director marketing commercial tyres Europe at Goodyear.
“Our new Omnitrac tyres are a further development of our previous range and now feature DuraShield technology to make them even tougher and offer greater service life. We are so confident of the robustness of these tyres that we are guaranteeing them against accidental damage.”
The new Omnitrac range is available in 10 sizes: six Omnitrac S (steer) tyres and four Omnitrac D (drive) tyres.
A new 315/70R22.5 size is introduced to cover the growing trend for the use of standard tractors in this market sector.
DuraShield provides extra resistance to casing damage which also improves retreadability.
The new tyres are also compliant with European winter tyre regulations.
A further feature of the tyres is the integration of radio frequency identification (RFID) allowing simple identification and connectivity to tyre management and tracking systems.
The Goodyear Omnitrac comes with cover for accidental impact damage and guarantees the additional 100% casing acceptance guarantee.
Goodyear Omnitrac MST II 385/65R22.5 and 445/65R22.5 trailer tyres complement the new tyres, offering high mileage and enhanced grip for on- and off-road applications. These tyres feature a wide tread and offer even wear and high mileage potential combined with excellent damage resistance and high stability.
Goodyear says its TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) enables the Omnitrac tyre’s performance to be optimised even further by using advanced telematics. Goodyear Proactive Solutions can constantly monitor the tyres and give instant warnings if tyre pressure or temperature fails to meet acceptable parameters.