The Goodyear G395 LHS long-haul steer tire, introduced in 2003, is currently the standard steer tire on all new International, Volvo tractors — and Freightliner tractors in October. This tire is available as an option on all other Class 8 trucks.
Much of the G395 LHS's performance can be attributed to Goodyear's IMPACT manufacturing technology. In this precise process, 12 of the components of the tire are automatically combined into one, resulting in both tire uniformity and plant efficiency.
While a smooth ride is inherent in the G395 LHS, it also tackles irregular wear with a special Pressure Distribution Groove on the shoulder of the tire.
“These grooves aren't new, but the way we designed this one is,” said Joe Zekoski, Goodyear's director of commercial tire technology. “It has a larger groove bottom radius, which reduces the potential for tread damage due to curb scuffing and other tread-damaging maneuvers.
For more details, contact Goodyear, 1144 E Market St, Akron OH 44316-0001.