RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2014) — Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. has launched the GT Radial GDM635 on/off highway drive tire for the North American market.
Giti said the GT Radial GDM635 is designed to provide mixed service fleets consistent traction, effective protection against stones and long treadwear and features a full inch (32/32nds) of tread rubber. The on/off highway tire is currently available in the 11R24.5 size and is backed by the company’s GT Radial six-year limited warranty.
“We’re excited to kick off the year with the introduction of an outstanding new drive tire for on/off highway applications,” said Justin Wright, commercial product marketing manager for Giti Tire USA, which markets and sells GT Radial tires in North America.
“The GDM635’s deep lug tread design is one of the tire’s strongest selling points, offering a full inch of rubber to get the job done.”
Giti said the the GT Radial GDM635’s independent block design is optimized to provide consistent traction, and the tread’s v-shaped grooves with stone ejectors offer protection against stone retention and drilling. The tire has been engineered with four belts that provide effective casing protection for durability and retreadability. It features a cut/chip tread compound to resist cutting, chipping, chunking and tearing in harsh off-highway environments, Giti said.
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