Giti Tire has launched the GDM686, its next generation of drive axle tyre for on- and off-road use.
Giti says the new tyre has been revamped to produce a 20 per cent increase in its potential mileage due to a new tread compound with higher abrasion resistance.
An improved casing optimises the footprint and allows for better pressure distribution which results in a more even tread wear between the centre of the tyre and its shoulder.
These results were confirmed in tests carried out on two fleets in the UK and Germany running GDM686 tyres in 315/80R22.5 size.
Giti adds that additional testing showed that the new tyre was also more resistant to tearing and casing damage on aggressive surfaces.
The new tyre is Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake rated and will be introduced in sizes 315/80R22.5, 12R22.5 and 13R22.5.