Renault Trucks First To Offer Duraseal Technology
(Douglasdale, South Africa/S.A. Treads) Renault Trucks is Europe’s first truck maker to offer Goodyear Duraseal Technology. Customers ordering vehicles from the brand-new Renault Kerax of construction range, which were launched at the IAA Truck Show in Hanover recently, will have the choice of Goodyear Omnitrac mixed-service tyres featuring Duraseal Technology. This means less downtime and reduced tyre costs.
Best of all, this technology is now available in South Africa, too. “We will import on request of a firm order,” said Chris Tye, Goodyear South Africa’s product manager for truck tyres. “A reduction of downtime (less punctures) will be the biggest benefit to the end user. This is significant for any truck operator,” he said.
The tyres available in size 13R22.5 are Omnitrac MSS steer tyres and Omnitrac MSD drive tyres feature Duraseal Technology. These mixed service tyres are specifically designed for use on vehicles operating in the construction, quarrying and waste management industries where punctures are a regular and expensive occurrence. In these conditions, road surface characteristics are more aggressive, requiring completely different grip characteristics from tyres in regular road usage and where punctures can be a frequent occurrence.
Compared with other Goodyear truck tyres, Omnitrac tyres feature tougher construction to reduce damage, and treads with minimum stone retention with excellent grip on slippery and loose surfaces. One of these features is Goodyear ECD (Enhanced Carcass Durability) technology, which comprises: a corrosion-resistant top layer to protect the high-strength steel belts and block moisture ingress as well as reinforcement and impact-resistant features to further protect against off-road hazards.
Duraseal Technology – a unique Goodyear-patented feature – stops air escaping if an object of up to 6mm diameter penetrates the tread, thanks to a built-in sealant. The customer benefits are that it can eliminate costly vehicle downtime and reduce the risk of having to replace tyres due to them being driven under-inflated.