New Goodyear Waste-Haul Tire Made of Soybean Oil
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. launched a new formulation of its Endurance WHA waste-haul tire made with a renewable soybean oil compound.
The soybean oil in the tire is a bio-based material currently sourced from leftover food applications and is another step in Goodyear’s global journey to fully replace petroleum-derived oils by 2040.
“In each new Endurance WHA tire, soybean oil will replace almost 16 liquid ounces of free-flowing petroleum oil,” says Jessica Julian, commercial product manager.
“When you multiply that by a moderately-sized regional waste haul fleet of around 500 trucks, it could decrease petroleum-based products by the equivalent of almost 15 barrels of oil.”
Endurance WHA tire models made with soybean oil are now available for order and will head into production in the third quarter of 2022.
The Endurance WHA tire is designed to keep waste haul fleets on the road longer with a dual-layer tread compound that helps optimize treadwear, and resistance and a deep 24/32-inch skid depth for long tread life in waste haul applications.
Endurance WHA comes with optional built-in DuraSeal Technology that instantly seals tread punctures to help fleets reduce downtime, repairs and premature removal of a tire.