Coach travel’s status as one of the most fuel efficient modes of transport will be boosted further by an increase of the EU weight limit for passenger service vehicles to 19 tonnes. To maximise the efficiency and profitability further – as well as to comply with safety requirements – premium tyre manufacturers in particular are readying their commercial vehicle ranges, with specialised lines delivering load capacity increases and improved, coach-specific characteristics. Goodyear states that its Marathon Coach and Ultra Grip Coach tyres have been developed with load capacities in anticipation of regulation changes proposed by the European Union.
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.