Fulda announces new truck tyre ranges
The German Fulda brand – part of the Goodyear Dunlop group – has announced its new truck tyre ranges; the Fulda Ecocontrol 2 and Fulda Ecoforce 2. The new tyres offer reduced operating costs, thanks to their new design features, according to the company. Respectively for steer and drive axles, the new ranges are for both long and regional haul service as well as in distribution, making them operationally flexible.
In addition a new carcass design and tread features give potential cost savings for truck operators thanks to a balance of lower fuel consumption and greater mileage. The new tyres comply with the future EU regulation 661/2009, relating to rolling resistance and noise. The Ecocontrol 2 steer axle tyre replaces the Ecocontrol + and the Regiocontrol +, and the Ecoforce 2 drive axle tyre replaces the Ecoforce + and the Regioforce +.
Fulda says the new tyres give good performance in both rolling resistance and mileage. They are also lighter, providing the potential for increased payloads. The weight savings vary from between almost 2kg to more than 6kg per tyre depending on size. Fulda states that these performance comparisons are based on internal assessment at the Goodyear Innovation Center, Luxembourg during 2010 and 2011.
“The new Fulda Ecocontrol 2 and Fulda Ecoforce 2 tyres offer more flexibility to the many commercial vehicle operators who operate both long and regional haul vehicles,” said Boris Stevanovic, marketing director truck tyres for Goodyear Dunlop Tyres Operations SA. “The performance balance that these tyres provide means both good rolling resistance, for lower fuel consumption, and higher mileage, for longer life. The new Fulda range is perfect for the cost conscious fleet operator.”
The new tyres are available in the following sizes: 295/80R22.5 152/148 M; 315/70R22.5 154/150 L (152/148 M); 315/80R22.5 156/150 L (154/150 M). All the tyres are regroovable and retreadable.
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