Drive tire delivers more miles, less noise

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co has a new medium-duty commercial drive tire that features long life and quiet performance for demanding city and regional applications.

Available in six sizes and load ranges, the Goodyear Unisteel G182 RSD tire is designed with a deep (28/32") open lug pattern for handling in wet or snowy conditions. The tire also has a graduated tie-bar on the shoulder that provides added strength and improved traction as well as reduced irregular wear.

“In city and regional fleet testing, we've found the G182 RSD delivers 12% more miles to removal compared with its predecessor,” said Steve McClellan, Goodyear's vice-president of commercial tire systems, “and thanks to G182's staggered lug design, the new tire is 10% quieter.”

As part of Goodyear's introduction, the company is offering G182 pre-cure retreads — available in early 2006 — so customers can use this tread pattern as a first retread.

For full details, contact Goodyear, Akron OH.

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