Giti reveals long haul drive tire

June 5, 2015

The Giti Tire Group is introducing the GT Radial GDL617FS, a drive tire that the company says provides North American fleets and owner operators excellent traction, irregular wear resistance and fuel efficiency for long haul usage.

Designed by the Giti North American Technical Center in Ohio, the GT Radial GDL617FS features a wider tread and a unique compound design for higher mileage. The tire’s central platform and supplementary groove help prevent stone retention. A deeper transversal and dimensional zigzag sipe provides good traction and anti-irregular wear.

The GDL617FS, available in the popular 11R22.5, 295/75R22.5, 11R24.5 and 285/75R24.5 sizes, is backed by a 72-month limited warranty and limited two-retread casing warranty.

This new GT Radial long haul drive tire also benefits from three advanced Giti technologies:

Equal force casing (EFC) is a specially designed carcass technology that enables an optimal tire footprint and equal force distribution for better control and regular tread wear.

With the Giti cap base design, the cap layer provides wear resistant qualities while the base rubber between the top layer and the casing includes a special cooler running formulation that insulates the casing from heat build up.

Duo filler technology is a combination of two bead fillers – hard and soft. The soft bead filler helps provide a more comfortable ride and smoother handling, while the hard bead filler is stiffer for better durability.

“The GT Radial GDL617FS is another winner from our Giti North American Technical Center, delivering fuel efficiency, outstanding traction and long wear for long haul operations,” says Patrick Gunn, director of sales and marketing of commercial tires for Giti Tire (USA) Ltd., which markets and sells GT Radial commercial tires in North America.

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