LAS VEGAS (June 4, 2015) — Goodyear unveiled its Endurance WHA waste haul tire at the 2015 Waste Expo in Las Vegas.
The tire, which Goodyear is calling the longest-wearing waste haul tire in its lineup, made its debut June 2 at the company's booth at the Expo, The Akron-based tire maker said the new tire is intended to become the “go-to” tire for waste haul fleets across North America, and will be available in the fourth quarter in size 315/80R22.5, load range L.
“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,” said Andrea Russell, brand manager, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems.
The company claims the tire will offer more miles before removal than any previous Goodyear waste haul tire, in addition to other cost-reducing benefits. The combination of a new, scrub-resistant compound and a deep, 24/32-inch tread depth will help fleets get their money's worth from the new tire, according to Goodyear.
Optional with the Goodyear Endurance WHA is the firm's DuraSeal technology, which it said is built into the tire during the manufacturing process and instantly seals nail hole punctures of up to ¼-inch 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,” Ms. Russell said. “Goodyear DuraSeal Technology helps preserve valuable truck uptime and is another component of Goodyear's Total Solution for waste haul.”
The Goodyear Endurance WHA also features:
- New sidewall protector shingles to resist sidewall scuffing in high-scrub applications;
- 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 Goodyear said promotes uniform tread wear;
- Four wide, circumferential grooves for all-season traction in stop/start waste haul truck applications; and
- A wide footprint to enhance cornering and handling when used on local streets.
In conjunction with the new tire's debut, Goodyear will offer a matching Endurance WHA retread. Endurance WHA tires — including those that contain Goodyear DuraSeal technology — can be retreaded at Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Network locations, the company said.
“We also realize that waste haul fleets are heavy users of retreads that optimize their tire investment,” Ms. Russell said.