Goodyear launches Kmax Extreme truck tyre line
The tyres have been designed for trucks operating long distances in multiple loading conditions
Goodyear is launching Kmax Extreme, a new truck tyre line specifically engineered for use in conditions of extreme heat.
The new line comprises the Kmax S Extreme steer tyre, Kmax D Extreme drive tyre and Kmax T Extreme trailer tyre.
The tyres have been designed for trucks operating long distances in multiple loading conditions that are primarily running on roads where long term resistance to heat is the main performance factor.
According to the company, the main benefits the tyres are regular wear to maximise life and lower operating costs and greater durability.
Specially designed tread patterns and compounds ensure regular wear and resistance to abrasion in hot conditions and the carcasses are likewise designed to cope with long life cycles in such conditions.
Rupert Kohaupt, sales director, truck tyres, emerging markets Goodyear EMEA, said: “The new Goodyear Kmax Extreme truck tyres have been developed for hot running conditions such as experienced in the GCC countries. These conditions increase wear and reduce durability in standard tyres so the new tyres have been engineered to not only overcome these issues but also to save fuel and reduce operating costs.”
Laurent Colantonio, director, truck tyre technology, EMEA, said: “A special feature of the Kmax S Extreme steer tyre is the Intellimax Rib technology. This improves the tracking and steering on the front axle, shortening stopping distance and increasing mileage.
"The tread design comprises stiffener bridges in the central grooves. These connect when the tyre rolls through the footprint allowing the two central ribs to support each other, stiffening the tread design and limiting slip especially when cornering.
"The steering precision and road holding is maintained throughout the tread’s life. The Kmax D Extreme drive tyre has also been designed to provide long lasting uniform wear, while delivering excellent fuel economy performance.”