Goodyear straddle carrier, wheel loader tyre details
Goodyear has released details of two new speciality tyre products, the EV-4C, and the RT-5D – designed to be used in port and industrial applications respectively – at Bauma (covered earlier in this issue). The EV-4C is designed to be used mainly on straddle carriers. Featuring an innovative tread to reduce lug-induced vibration the tyre increases operator comfort and promotes even tread wear. It has a nylon sidewall reinforcement to reduce the risk of impact damage, while the breakers and carcass are stronger for greater stability and productivity. The tubeless tyre is available in sizes 16.00R25 and 480/95R25.
“The robustness of this tyre, as well as its greater stability and productivity, will make it very attractive to operators,” said Octavian Velcan, managing director of Goodyear OTR Tyres in EMEA. “Handling containers, particularly when loading or unloading ships, often involves very tight schedules. Speed and reliability are the two most important factors in container handling. This tyre helps deliver both of those.”
The RT-5D features Hi-Stability Carcass Technology, which combines reinforcements in the bead area, on the carcass breakers and at the ply turn-up, resulting in enhanced productivity performance, greater protection and minimised deflection. It features an additional 25 per cent load-carrying capacity per cycle, meaning increased productivity and therefore profitability.