RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (July 18, 2013) — GITI Tire (USA) Ltd. is offering a 16-ply rating version of its SmartWay-verified GT Radial GSL213FS long haul steer tire.
The low-profile tire, in size 295/75R22.5, is being introduced in North America for tractors with higher front end axles and gross vehicle weight, GITI said.
The 295/75R22.5 16PR GSL213FS offers a higher load carrying capacity, according to the tire marketer, and maximum pressure compared to the 14 ply offering.
"The current specification of the GSL213FS has been very successful in wear performance and fuel economy," said William Estupinan, vice president of technical service for GITI Tire.
"However, there is growing demand for emission engines which are heavier, resulting in front axles that are set back higher and increasing front end loading. Our new 16PR version is a premium cost-efficient alternative for this growing market."