GT Radial adds two tires for North America
Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. is introducing two new truck tires for the North American market.The GT Radial GDR619 is a regional drive tire for medium-sized and light duty trucks, and the GAM835 is a mixed service tire designed for heavy hauls for logging, mining, oil fields, refuse, mixers and dump trucks.
Both products benefit from advanced casing construction, design and compounding technologies, the company says, and were developed specifically for North American fleets and roads at the Giti Tire R&D Center (North America) Inc. in Akron, Ohio.
GT Radial GDR619
The GT Radial GDR619 features a pattern design with four longitudinal grooves and solid blocks that provides good traction and braking with improved vehicle stability and driver comfort. A new casing and footprint design deliver good regular wear with high mileage potential. The tire’s modified bead construction improves uniformity and facilitates easier fitting to the rim.
The GDR619 is available in four popular sizes: 215/75R17.5 14 ply, 235/75R17.5 14 ply, 225/70R19.5 14 ply, and 245/70R19.5 16 ply.
The GAM835 is designed for on/off road applications. The tire’s new casing construction with optimized tread profile provides an optimal footprint for improved wear and vehicle handling, including excellent traction and braking properties. A new advanced anti-cut and anti-chip compound improves protection of the casing and increases stability and comfort for the driver. A combined rib and lug pattern design provides high resistance against tread tearing on aggressive road surfaces.
The GAM835 is available in three popular sizes: 11R22.5 16 ply, 11R24.5 16 ply, and 315/80R22.5 20 ply (rated load 10,200 lbs. singles)
“This has been one of the most aggressive years ever for our company introducing new GT Radial commercial tires in North America, all resulting from valuable input from fleets and excellent research, design and testing by the Giti North American Technical Center,” says Patrick Gunn, Giti's director of sales and marketing for commercial tires. “These two new tires were developed specifically for North American fleets and roads. We expect market acceptance to be very strong once these tires get in use and prove their performance.”
Both new products are backed by the company’s 72-month warranty from the date of manufacture, and Giti says the first and second casing values are among the top in the industry.
The tires also benefit from three leading edge technologies developed by the Giti R&D centers:
- The company’s Equal Force Carcass Technology enables an optimum tire footprint and equal force distribution, resulting in better control and regular tread wear. When the tread is wider, wearing volume and the ground contact area are increased leading to better wear, performance, fuel efficiency and high mileage. The pressure across the larger contact patch is distributed more evenly.
- Thicker, stronger cushion rubber in the bead area is the result of Giti’s Duo Filler Technology. This technology features a combination of two bead fillers: the hard bead filler is stiff for better durability and the soft bead filler helps provide a more comfortable ride and smoother handling.
- With Giti’s special Cap and Base Tread Design, the cap layer provides wear resistant qualities and the base rubber between the top layer and the casing includes a special, cooler running formulation that insulates the casing from heat buildup.
For more information, please visit www.giti.com.