Goodyear launches new fuel efficient and versatile product line FUELMAX ENDURANCE
Key development focus areas
While setting new standards, Goodyear engineers focused on bridging three conflicting areas in the development spectrum to secure fuel efficiency and low emissions versus 1. mileage, 2. traction and 3. versatility. As a starting point, the development of the new product line is based around demonstrated Goodyear technologies. On top, customized innovations for the steer and drive axle positions extend Goodyear’s established fuel efficiency capabilities to a wider range of routes, while safeguarding traction, grip and mileage trough a robust, versatile design.2
The FUELMAX S ENDURANCE steer tyre combines Goodyear’s proven IntelliMax Rib Technology in a 5 or 6 rib design with ingenuity in the rib distribution and groove geometry. The stiffeners in the shoulder grooves connect when the tyre rolls increasing the robustness of tyre and limiting wear in more demanding off-highway journeys, where stop-start driving, curb stone impact, increased turning and manoeuvring and more braking put additional demands on tyres. The increased tread depth on selected steer sizes results in more wearable rubber3, providing better grip later in the service life.
An innovative low energy-loss tread compound offsets heat generation caused by load forces on the steer position. A number of steer tyres also feature an optimized sidewall compound further contributing to lower emissions and fuel efficiency as it decreases flexion and deformation of the sidewall in off-highway operations. In addition, to the innovative tread compound for use on the drive axle, the drive tyre benefits of a dedicated curing process to further optimize rolling resistance.
The directional tread design includes a high number of deep sipes, deep centre grooves and more biting edges to improve traction and evacuate water more effectively. By combining recognized and new technologies, the full FUELMAX ENDURANCE range provides high fuel efficiency (B-label), with enhanced robustness, late life grip and traction. Both steer and drive tyres are featuring the 3PMSF certification and are equipped with RFID enabling connected tyre management.
More sustainability by adding extra service life with Goodyear Retreading and intelligent solutions Underlining Goodyear’s commitment to the circular economy the new FUELMAX ENDURANCE is fully compatible with Goodyear’s Retreading program. The drive tyre will be available as a premium TreadMax moldcure retread adding extra mileage while providing the same features and benefits as the new innovative tread and reducing tyre costs up to 30%4.
In combination with Goodyear’s smart tyre monitoring solutions including Goodyear TPMS, Drive-Over-Reader and most recently launched DrivePoint, the service life and fuel efficiency can be significantly enhanced.
Further supporting transportation companies in their move towards a more sustainable future.
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