Goodyear Marathon Coach, Ultra Grip Coach now in TreadMax range
Goodyear has announced the availability of its most recent coach tyre products as TreadMax retreads. The TreadMax Marathon Coach all position and TreadMax UltraGrip Coach winter drive moldcure retreads come in size 295/80R22.5. The newly launched products have the same tread pattern, compound and features as their new tyre counterparts, Goodyear states. Both retreads are also regroovable for more life and economy.
The tyres feature Goodyear’s TravelMax, a combination of technologies that include Silefex tread compound and an asymmetric design. Goodyear says that TravelMax is designed particularly to extend mileage. The manufacturer believes the new products will allow coach operators to use their tyre assets to reduce cost per km without compromising on tyre performance.
TreadMax retreads are built using only Goodyear Max Technology casings, a measure Goodyear has introduced to ensure the tyre performances related to the tyre’s construction are maintained during its retread life. In addition coach operators can choose to upgrade other Goodyear Max Technology tyre casings such as Goodyear Marathon or Regional tyres of the same size during the retreading process.
Marathon, Ultra Grip Coach characteristics
The Marathon Coach is an all position asymmetric tyre for year-round use, boasting even wear and improved mileage with a high comfort level, Goodyear says. The tyre’s asymmetric tread was designed to tackle the problem of uneven tyre wear, a problem Goodyear describes as serious for tyres on modern coaches.
The Ultra Grip Coach winter drive tyre features enhanced snow traction, and is thus particularly aimed at coaches that operate in areas such as the Nordic countries and Alpine regions. The tread design and width improve grip and traction in winter conditions and also reduces noise levels for greater passenger comfort.
The new tyres are part of the Goodyear comprehensive range of premium moldcure retread products. TreadMax retreads are all manufactured by Goodyear in its own facilities using the moldcure process, which employs virtually identical tread compounds and patterns to new tyres. The bead-to-bead process is also described as almost identical to that used in the production of new tyres.
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