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AO selects Giti GTR955 Combi Road for new fleet

Online UK electrical retailer, AO, has selected the Giti GTR955 Combi Road tyre for its new fleet of 50 Tiger moving double deck trailers.

The units, which run on size 215/75R17.5, are bespoke designed and have a kerb weight of 15,000kg, with a gross vehicle weight of 39,000kg.

The Giti GTR955 Combi Road was originally launched at the start of 2019 in 22.5 inch sizes, with 17.5 inch coming to market in August last year.

In-line with AO’s sustainability initiatives, the tyres allow maximum load capacity with high mileage potential while a rolling resistance of C delivers reduced fuel consumption.

Designed for regional and long-haul operations, key features include vastly improved regular wear and an optimised footprint which has been achieved through an enhanced the tyre profile, advanced belt construction and a newly developed tread compound.

The tyres are fully retreadable and carry the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) symbol denoting safe all-year usage.

The relationship between AO and Giti was established 18 months ago, and since then Giti has exclusively supplied tyres for its wholly owned logistics fleet of 2,000 units, trailers and vans.

Tyres operating across the fleet also include the Giti GSR225 Combi Road which is utilised in the steer position, and the Giti GDL617 which operates on drive axles.