Goodyear is launching a brand new mixed service truck tyre range offering optimal damage resistance and longer service life than previous Goodyear mixed service tyres. The new OMNITRAC range features new DuraShield technology and combines excellent robustness with enhanced performance and retreadability.
The new tyres have been developed for vehicles operating in today’s mixed service applications where they face the difficult conditions of unpaved sites but predominantly operate on roads. These include tippers, cement mixers, concrete pumps and low loaders operating in construction as well as trucks in waste, recycling, timber and agricultural industries.
The new OMNITRAC range comprises 10 sizes (six OMNITRAC S steer tyres and four OMNITRAC D drive tyres), including one new to the mixed service industry. This 315/70R22.5 size covers the growing trend for the use of standard tractors in this market sector.
DuraShield is a new Goodyear technology featuring an exclusive top belt for extra resistance to casing damage which also improves retreadability. The new OMNITRAC range offers improved service life1.
A further feature of the tyres is the integration of radio frequency identification (RFID) allowing simple identification and connectivity to tyre management and tracking systems.
“Today’s mixed service fleet operators are demanding tyres that offer both versatile on-road capability and greater resistance to the conditions encountered both on- and off-road,”said Benjamin Willot, Director Marketing Commercial Tires Europe at Goodyear. “Our new OMNITRAC tyres are a further development of our previous range and now feature DuraShield technology to make them even tougher and offer greater service life”
The OMNITRAC S steer axle tyre is designed to cope with the specific conditions encountered in modern construction industry and similar applications where a high proportion of highway use is experienced in addition to off-road use on sites. Good on-road wear performance plus significantly high levels of resistance to tread damage and excellent retreadability thanks to the innovative DuraShield technology are the benefits this tyre offers.
The new OMNITRAC D drive axle tyre features a tread with three rows of directional siped blocks, which optimise performance on highways. The OMNITRAC D provides good on-road wear performance, excellent traction on all surfaces throughout its life, longer service life and improved retreadability. Thanks to DuraShield technology, casing durability and resistance to tread damage are significantly enhanced with a high level of chip/chunk resistance under torque including that from retarder operation.
The OMNITRAC range will be available from early December 2018.
To get the best performance from any tyres, particularly in mixed-service, correct maintenance is of paramount importance. Goodyear recommends fleets to combine the use of high quality tyres with the right service and solutions. For mixed-service applications, the FleetFirst programme is particularly of great benefit.
FleetFirst provides quality tyres and service support as well as round-the-clock roadside assistance. This cradle-to-grave approach ensures optimised fuel economy and longer tyre life as well as reduced down-time through the efficient maintenance and roadside assistance offered to customers in the commercial segment through Trentyre, one of the largest commercial tyre service providers in South Africa.
FleetFirst service comprises TruckForce Mobile Vans network, supported by ServiceLine 24h national roadside assistance as well as the FleetOnlineSolutions. This range of services has been developed in direct response to real-time needs of customers, both local and abroad, and entails:
TruckForce Mobile Vans – a premium truck tyre service provision, specialising in the complete lifecycle management of commercial truck tyres. Each location provides trained personnel and the equipment necessary to take care of any tyre-related situation.
ServiceLine24h. TrenTyre’s emergency roadside assistance service, operated in a 24/7 call center, uses a mapping system and leverages the company’s knowledge and understanding of truck tyres, ensuring downtimes are kept to a minimum.
Fleet Online Solutions (FOS) – an internet-based fleet management system with the latest development in tyre maintenance enabling work to be carried out in locations across South Africa. Complete with an integrated management reporting suite and key performance indicator tracker, FleetOnlineSolutions is adaptable and can be tailored to the specific needs of customers.
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