Van, Truck, Trailer, Bus and Coach Aftermarket News in Ireland

GT Radial in for the long haul with new trailer tyre

GT Radial’s long-haul portfolio has been expanded with the launch of theĀ GTL919, a new trailer pattern available in 19.5″ and 22.5″ sizes.

The tyre has been developed for maximum return-on-investment ownership, with a dedicated compound formula, extra deep optimised tread and wide shoulder ribs ensuring regular wear as well as reducing fuel consumption and increase mileage potential.

Additional upper sidewall protection provides enhanced resistance to cuts and tearing, especially from curbing damage.

The GTL919 is available in five sizes – 385/55R22.5, 386/65R22.5, 245/70R19.5, 265/70R19.5 and 285/70R19.5 – with weight indexes from 160K to 141/140J to ensure the range covers a significant proportion of long haul trailer specifications in the European market.

Giti Tire, manufacturers of the GT Radial brand, also confirmed that 17.5″ sizes will enter production in 2016.

All new heavy truck and bus products are the result of the company’s advanced testing and evaluation programme, with more than 1,000 units on field test across Europe at anytime. All casings are designed for retreading using both cold and hot processes.

Tony McHugh, TBR Sales and Marketing Director UK at Giti Tire, said: “Each new tyre in the GT Radial portfolio heightens our overall product offering, as our ever-improving manufacturing technologies and research and development capabilities deliver the products needed to maintain a strong mid-tier offering.

“The GTL919 continues this evolvement, our field tests show the excellent mileage potential and fuel savings that can be achieved with every company involved in the programme citing excellent all-round performance and 100% satisfaction. This tyre will be a mainstay of our long haul offering.”