Goodyear Unveils New Waste Haul Tires

June 2009, - Feature

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Goodyear has unveiled a new waste hauling tire, the G289 WHA.
The tires can be ordered with the company's DuraSeal Technology, a built-in tire sealant that seals punctures up to one-fourth an inch in diameter. Goodyear rolled out the line at the Waste Expo in Las Vegas.

According to Donn Kramer, Goodyear's director of commercial tire marketing, Goodyear's DuraSeal Technology offers cost savings to fleets. "Fleets can eliminate the costs of application, cleaning out the old sealant, re-applying new sealant, and disposal," he said. "Plus, there's no mess, wheel cleaning or need to find the right retreader. Tires can last longer, and time-to-replacement can be extended."

According to a survey the company conducted, refuse fleets with 50 trucks typically receive 102 tire-related service calls per month, 69 percent of which are related to tire punctures.

"A tire with DuraSeal Technology can be retreaded. Because the sealant is built-in, the gel-like compound stays intact through the retreading process," Kramer said.

The company says the tires are made tough, to improve mileage and last longer. "Innovative compounds and sidewall scuff protectors were developed to help handle constant scrubbing and curbing, which pose challenges to many waste haul tires," said Kramer. "If you compare this product against competitive waste haul tires, you'll see we've taken extra steps for a strong sidewall and casing. This creates the potential for multiple retreads."

To increase the number of miles to removal, the G289 WHA is produced with a tread depth of 24/32-inch, wider footprint and a compound designed for waste hauling. The tire includes a sidewall protector rib that helps resist sidewall scuffing. Its four wide circumferential grooves in the tread area provide traction on wet, snowy or dry roads.

The G289 was designed for urban environments, but is also versatile, Kramer said. "While waste-haulers spend a majority of their time in neighborhoods, or at transfer waste sites, they do run freeway miles en route to the landfills," he said.

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