The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has launched its longest-wearing waste haul tire that it believes will become the “go-to” tire for waste haul fleets across North America.
“Goodyear wants to help waste haul fleets lower their operating costs, and the new Endurance WHA will do just that by offering more miles to removal and other important benefits,” says Andrea Russell, brand manager, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems.
In support of its drive to help waste haul fleets reduce their costs, Goodyear unveiled its Endurance WHA tire yesterday at Waste Expo, which is taking place this week in Las Vegas.
“Our goal is to provide the total solution for waste haul fleets, including premium new tires and retreads, world-class service and support, and smart business tools to help fleets become more profitable,” says Russell.
The combination of a new, scrub-resistant compound and a deep, 24/32-in. tread depth will help the Goodyear Endurance WHA deliver more miles to removal, the company says.
Optional with the Goodyear Endurance WHA is Goodyear’s DuraSeal Technology, which is built into the tire during the manufacturing process and instantly seals nail-hole punctures of up to ¼-in. in diameter in the repairable area of a truck tire’s tread.
“Goodyear is the only tire company that offers a built-in tire sealant, which is of tremendous benefit to waste haul trucks that roll across debris-strewn surfaces at dumps and waste transfer stations,” says Russell. “Goodyear DuraSeal Technology helps preserve valuable truck uptime and is another component of Goodyear’s Total Solution for waste haul.”
Available during the fourth quarter of 2015 in size 315/80R22.5, Load Range L, Goodyear says the Endurance WHA also features:
New sidewall protector shingles to help resist sidewall scuffing in high-scrub applications, which will help enhance casing life
A steel belt and casing package for enhanced toughness, endurance and retreadability
An optimized shoulder design to help direct pressure away from the tire’s outer tread, which promotes uniform tread wear
Four wide circumferential grooves for all-season traction on wet, snow-covered and dry roads in stop/start waste haul truck applications
A wide footprint to enhance cornering and handling when used on local streets
Waste haul tires like the Goodyear Endurance WHA, including those that contain Goodyear DuraSeal Technology, also can be retreaded at Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Network locations, the company says.
“Our Goodyear Network has the experience and expertise to help waste haul fleets get the most out of their tire casings, which fleet managers have told us is ultra-important to their operations,” Russell says.