Goodyear introduces GP-3E tyre for wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks and graders

Goodyear has introduced the GP-3E, a tyre designed for wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks and graders. The tyre features Goodyear’s specially formulated Type 6 compound which is said to have advanced abrasion resistance, reducing operators’ tyre costs, said the company.

Th manufacturer has also reduced the weight of the GP-3E compared to its predecessors, to help with efficiency while a new multiple steel belt carcass construction comes with enhanced cut and tread wear resistance.

Speaking on the announcement Goodyear’s Octavian Velcan, Managing Director OTR and Aviation EMEA said: “Reducing cost and maximising uptime are industry priorities. By introducing one versatile, efficient and durable range fitting the operational demands of a wider range of machines we are simplifying the choice, maximising efficiency and bringing innovations that enhance tyre versatility. The innovative lightweight design of the new GP-3E supports an optimised cost per hour which drives efficiency and promotes sustainability. But it also means low-vibration comfort for the drivers.”

At the 2022 Truck & Fleet Middle East Awards, Goodyear was shortlisted across several categories including the ‘Tyre Technology Provider of the Year’.

Another area which Goodyear has tackled is that of traction and flotation. From a tyre engineering perspective, traction delivers grip for forward motion, but needs to be balanced with flotation, which helps the machine keep on top of the surface without creating damage or becoming bogged down.

“The GP-3E tread pattern achieves high levels of traction with additional biting edges, dual centreline lugs and an increased lug count. At the same time, the tread is designed to support a high level of flotation by distributing weight evenly,” the company added.

Starting with size 26.5R25, the new GP-3E will be offered in a range of sizes in the coming months.

In May 2022, Caterpillar launched three new compact wheeled loaders, while in June, Hyundai expanded its heavy construction range with two articulated dump trucks.

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