A new 16-ply version of the SmartWay-verified 295/75R22.5 GT Radial GSL213FS long haul steer tire is being introduced in North America. Designed for tractors with higher front axle and GVW ratings, the new tire has a higher load carrying capacity and maximum pressure compared to the manufacturer’s current 14 ply model, according to Giti Tire USA.
"The current specification of the GSL213FS has been very successful in wear performance and fuel economy," said William Estupinan, vice president of technical service for Giti Tire USA. "However, heavier emissions compliant engines are resulting in front axles that are set back further and have increased front end loading. Our new 16-ply version is an alternative for this growing market."