Production of Goodyear Unisteel G395 LHS steer tire hits milestone

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Workers at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s 's Danville, Va., tire plant produced its one millionth Unisteel G395 LHS medium truck steer tire yesterday.

Now in its third year, the G395 LHS reached this milestone four years

faster than its predecessor, the G397. The G395 LHS has turned out to be Goodyear's most successful steer tire ever, the company says, a continuation of the Akron Technical Center's steer tire development.

The tire incorporates a pressure distribution groove to reduce pressure buildup on the tire shoulders, cooler running tread compounds, a barrel-shaped footprint to place more tread on the pavement, enhanced casing design for improved retread capabilities and a precision manufacturing process for better uniformity and longer tire lifespan, says Donn Kramer, director

of commercial tire marketing.

The steer tire is specified by International, Freightliner, Volvo and

Mack Trucks.

Goodyear's advances in the commercial tire area dovetail the company's

efforts on passenger cars and light trucks, Kramer said. The G395 LHS

steer tires and mixed-service tires featuring DuraSeal Technology

represent commercial tire roles in Goodyear's turnaround.

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