RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2015) — GITI Tire (USA) Ltd. has achieved SmartWay verification for four GT Radial commercial tires, including three for regional service and one designed for city buses and urban delivery.
“Our company is committed to helping fleets and owner operators reduce their operating expenses, and with fuel being a major expense, we're thrilled to add four more GT Radial tires to our SmartWay line-up,” said Patrick Gunn, director of sales and marketing, commercial tire, for GITI Tire (USA).
With these four additions, there are now seven GT Radial tires for line haul and regional service that have met the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Technology Program, GITI Tire said.
The newly verified lines are:
- GT279 regional steer tire, featuring a five straight rib pattern for reliable control and handling, 19/32nd- or 20/32nd-inch tread depth and multiple sipes for optimum traction and braking;
- GT688 regional drive tire, with an aggressive open-shoulder lug pattern for traction on wet and dry roads, central dual-serrated ribs for stability and control and deep tread depth;
- GT879 regional all-position tire, with a five-rib design with wide straight grooves that contribute to exceptional water evacuation. Crossing sipes in the intermediate ribs contribute to traction and longer life, while equal rib distribution provides excellent resistance to tread scrubbing. 21/32 nd inch tread depth.
- GT867 all-position tire, with a three-groove tread design for city bus and urban-delivery applications. It has reinforced sidewall protector ribs to help prevent curb damage and a solid shoulder design for enhanced cornering stiffness on the shoulder.
The GT279, GT688 and GT879 tires are verified for the standard highway sizes, 11R22.5, 11R24.5, 295/75R22.5 and 285/75R24.5, GITI Tire said, while the GT867 is verified for the 11R22.5 size.
GITI's existing SmartWay-verified tires are the GSL213FS steer tire, GDL617FS drive tire and GTL922FS trailer tire.