Goodyear Two Piece Tyre
Goodyear’s Two Piece assembly is not a tyre. Goodyear is initially offering the Two Piece Assembly in a 45R57 size for large haulage trucks. Insiders at Goodyear are quick to clarify that its newest product is not a tyre. “It’s a multifaceted assembly meant to solve many of mining’s challenges,” said Tom Walker, general manager of off-the-road tyres. “It offers many benefits such as reduced downtime from tyre changeovers, higher payload capabilities, improved traction, handling, stability and ride on haul trucks, not to mention increased productivity and cost per ton savings.”
“I would compare it to buying a stereo,” said Perry Martenny, team leader for off-the-road tyre programs. “You can buy a stereo as an all-in-one unit or buy it a piece at a time. Think of the Two Piece Assembly as a component system.” Like the name suggests, the Two Piece Assembly consists of two separate but vital pieces. The assembly consists of a casing and a treadbelt package. The two pieces have corresponding grooves that interlock during assembly. Once assembled, the two pieces are held together by the air pressure in the inflated assembly.