Goodyear says its new G661 HSA and G662 RSA with ‘Fuel Max’ technology are regional tires offering deeper tread depth along with enhanced tread designs and compounds to maximize tire life in tough urban and regional driving. The two tires address the needs of multiple applications in city delivery and longer regional runs.
The G661 HSA steer and all-position tire was built with a scrub-resistant tread, the maker says, utilizing multi-compound construction that helps to extend tread life when used in applications with lots of turning, backing and braking. Beverage trucks, emergency vehicles, and tow trucks, for example. These new tires are said to have penetration protectors to help resist cuts and punctures, and sidewall protector ribs coupled with a scrub-resistant sidewall compound to help protect against abrasions from curbing.
The G662 RSA with Fuel Max technology is intended for regional and local haul applications as a steer and all-position tire. It’s based on an "innovative" compound that’s claimed to reduce rolling resistance significantly and improve fuel economy by up to 4% in longer direct routes. It’s the company’s first regional tire to offer a pressure distribution groove – to spread weight on the tread for enhanced uniform wear. As well, its gets a new casing design (in most sizes) with full-sized, super-tensile steel belts, to help reinforce the tread — and to help guarantee multiple retreading.
The tire has a 22/32-in. tread depth, 2/32 deeper than previous Goodyear regional tires, giving both new tires extended miles to removal.
The G661 HSA and G662 RSA with Fuel Max are available now in an 11R22.5 size, with the 295/75R22.5 size coming in June. The G661 HSA will also have the 11R24.5 size available in June.