Deep Tread SmartWay Truck Tire

Posted on June 21, 2011

Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems has introduced a new deep-tread , SmartWay verified truck tire for heavy-duty truck applications. The G572 LHD drive tire offers 30/32nds of an inch of tread, making it the deepest-tread drive tire with SmartWay approval on the market, the company said.

The G572 LHD tire is intended to replace the G372A LHD, which features the same tread depth. But the G572 offers a nearly 10% improvement in rolling resistance, which translates to better miles per gallon, the company said. When used in conjunction with Goodyear Fuel Max steer and trailer tires, the company said that trucks can see up to a 4% percent increase in fuel economy as compared to standard Goodyear tires. The G572 LHD also incorporates Goodyear’s TredLock Technology, designed with interlocking microgrooves to stabilize the tread for enhanced tread life while promoting even wear.

The G572 LHD’s belt package includes four ultra-tensile steel belts to reinforce the tread while giving the tire a solid foundation for retreading, the company said. The G572 LHD comes in four sizes: 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 (in G and H load ratings); and 295/75R22.5, and 285/75R24.5 – both in G load ratings.