Port Elizabeth, June 2016 – Goodyear has developed the new Off-The-Road (OTR) tyre TL-4A in size 33.25R29 specifically for the new Volvo A60H articulated dump truck – the largest Volvo articulated dump truck. The two companies have worked together to develop and produce an OTR tyre specifically for the brand new 60-ton class articulated dump truck, which meets the growing customer demand for higher capacity vehicles.
Goodyear introduces new OTR tyre to maximize load capacity
Volvo’s experience of the outstanding traction offered by the Goodyear TL-3A+ OTR tyres, led to a request for a new OTR tyre being suitable for Volvo’s new high capacity articulated dump truck. The result is the brand new Goodyear TL-4A in size 33.25R29.
The basis for the newly developed OTR tyre was the company’s successful TL-3A+. The Goodyear engineers ensured that the TL-4A offers optimized forward and lateral traction while at the same time provides superior ride comfort.
Its non-directional tread design has a wide footprint for maximum contact with the surface and excellent stability along with exceptional self-cleaning characteristics. The most important features of the new OTR tyre is the optimized cost per hour ratio being suitable for the new Volvo 60-ton class articulated dump truck with 55-tonne capacity and it´s high level of non-skid with E-4 level.
“The development of the new TL-4A in size 33.25R29 for Volvo’s new A60H Articulated Dump Truck is a perfect example of innovative collaboration to achieve the common goal of satisfying customer needs in the OTR industry and helping them to reduce their operating costs,” said Octavian Velcan, Managing Director OTR tyres Goodyear Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“This new class of articulated dump truck meets the needs of operators who require maximum load capacity. Our new, specifically developed Goodyear TL-4A OTR tyres allow the performance of those vehicles to be maximized.”
The new Off-The-Road (OTR) tyre TL-4A in size 33.25R29 is now available as OE fitment for the new Volvo A60H articulated dump truck with 55-tonne capacity.