Goodyear releases two new regional truck tires

April 10, 2008

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has bolstered its regional truck tire product portfolio with two new tires -- the Unisteel G149 RSA RH tire for on-highway regional service and the Unisteel G150 HSA for school bus and city or neighborhood driving.

Steve McClellan, vice president of Goodyear commercial tire systems, says, “Two is better than one, particularly when customers had to use one tire to do it all. In this case, we’ve focused each tire on specific applications to better serve our customers with enhanced performance and tread wear.”

The tread pattern for the G149 RSA RH is tuned for longer wear on urban streets and highway driving, while the G150 HSA uses special compounds for high-scrub applications used on school buses and in local pickup and delivery service, McClellan says.

The G150 HSA also features sidewall protector ribs that help resist sidewall damage from the sharp turns and curbs encountered in neighborhood driving, he adds.

Bruce Woodruff, Goodyear marketing manager for regional and light truck commercial tires, says both all-position tires, available in 11R22.5 sizes in G and H load ratings, feature circumferential grooves and lateral blades that help displace water for confident driving on rain-soaked roads. The tread footprint was modified for enhanced wear evenness and to help lower overall cost-per-mile.

The Unisteel casing features four full belts to help stiffen and support the tread, further resisting irregular wear. An enhanced belt compound helps tear resistance. “This translates into longer casing life and more retreads for the life of the tire,” Woodruff says.

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