Goodyear expands DuraSeal technology

Goodyear expands DuraSeal technology

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said it would expand its self-sealing commercial tire technology to include more mixed-service tires for vehicles that require maximum off-road traction.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said it would expand its self-sealing commercial tire technology to include more mixed-service tires for vehicles that require maximum off-road traction.

DuraSeal Technology will be available in Unisteel G177 severe-service drive tires.

Rich Cottrell, product manager for mixed-service tires, said the technology’s expansion into the G177 “is a no-brainer. . . a perfect fit. Adding DuraSeal Technology to the rugged G177 will reduce vehicle downtime due to punctures.”

Goodyear G177’s aggressive tread design helps provide off-road traction, the company said. Mining, logging, landfill, road-building and other severe-service applications use the tires on the drive axle to give their equipment added grip.

The tire also features high-tear strength tread compound to help resist rubber chipping and chunking, the company said. An enhanced casing design helps improve strength, puncture-resistance and retreadability.

“Adding DuraSeal Technology to this tough tire further enhances the G177’s value and helps fleets reduce their operating costs,” Cottrell said. The technology helps seal tread-area punctures up to ¼-inch diameter when they occur, greatly reducing vehicle downtime.

The technology allows tires to remain in service, Cottrell said. They can be retreaded and retain sealing effectiveness. The gel-like, solvent-free compound built into the inner liner of the tire seals punctures up to ¼-inch in the tread area, the company said.

Available in sizes 11R22.5 H, 11R24.5 H and 12R22.5 H, the G177 mixed-service tire featuring DuraSeal Technology is manufactured in Goodyear’s Danville, Va., plant. A 12R24.5 H size will be available in September.

For more information, visit www.goodyear.com/truck.

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