Goodyear has launched a new trailer tyre to complement its KMAX GEN-2 steer and drive truck range.
The new products are designed to suit regional fleets and promise greater mileage, longer life, full winter tire EU legislation compliance and RFID connectivity.
It’s the latest addition to the Goodyear Total Mobility value proposition. This includes smart fleet solutions and the support of a service network throughout Europe.
Maciej Szymanski, director marketing commercial tyres Europe at Goodyear, said: “The KMAX T GEN-2 range offers important benefits to inter-regional and regional fleets, in particular those operating under changing load levels or traveling to regions with varying weather conditions.
“Since the launch of this new range we see leading fleets updating their trailer policies to include the latest generation of 3PMSF homologated winter tyres. In addition, the range offers enhanced mileage, connectivity and optimal performance levels during the service life.”
The new range features one 19.5-inch and four 22.5-inch rim sizes, including a 385/65R22.5 High Load version, meeting the strictest legal requirements for performance on winter roads.
The new tread design has 5-, 6- or 7-ribs depending on size, providing damage and wear resistance for high mileage and long service life under severe conditions. It has deep sipes, which are still visible even at 75% worn and offer enhanced wet grip and all-weather performance.
The new trailer tyres are regroovable so fleets can further optimise their cost thanks to the exclusive TreadMax moldcure retreading process, which uses the same tread pattern and material as new products.
Connectivity to tyre management systems such as eJob and FleetOnlineSolutions is ensured thanks to radio frequency identification (RFID) integrated in the tyres. RFID is also known as a deterrent to theft because these assets can be traced thanks to the information stored on the tag.