In line with market demand, GT Radial has entered the growing multi-usage sector with the launch of the GSR225 Combi Road steer axle tyre.
Designed to perform in both regional and long haul operations across a wide range of commercial vehicles, the product has specially developed tread and base compounds to improve mileage and a wider tread pattern to deliver excellent handling and extra resistance to tearing and curbing.
In addition a new casing construction has been developed for increased load indexes to cater for the introduction of Euro VI regulations and the extra weight which will be added to the axle by emission filters and other air cleaning devices.
The GSR225 Combi Road is initially available in size 295/80R22.5, with 275/70R22.5, 315/60R22.5, 315/70R22.5 and 315/80R22.5 available before the end of the year. Load indexes range from 148/145M to 156/150L.
Peter Foulkes, Marketing Director Europe – Commercial Tires at Giti Tire, manufacturer of GT Radial, said: "This is a hugely important development within the product portfolio, not only does it lay down a marker of what the company is capable of in terms of R&D, it opens up a whole new customer base.
"We have worked in partnership with some of Europe’s leading hauliers and coach operators to realise the final design, with hundreds of thousands of kilometres covered to ensure the best possible performance and build quality.
"We are immensely proud of what we have achieved, and the market will be suitably impressed."
Through state-of-the-art research and development capabilities, GT Radial offers a European mission-matched product range, providing a highly attractive solution for CV operators, large and small, who are looking for a high quality product with excellent service back-up at an affordable price.
All new heavy truck and bus products are the result of the company’s advanced testing and evaluation programme, with more than 1,000 tyres on field test across Europe at anytime. The casings of each are designed for retreading using both cold and hot processes.