STOCKHOLM (April 24) — Volvo Group´s Trucks Business is offering Goodyear truck tires with DuraSeal self-sealing technology as an optional fitment on its construction vehicles in Europe.
DuraSeal tires will be available as an option starting in July. The tires offered will be the MSD for the drive axle and the MSS for steer and tag axles, all in size 13R22.5. Volvo said it will offer a 385/65R22.5 size later.
The DuraSeal line´s self-sealing feature is based on an extra-soft layer of rubber built into the tire between the tread and the belted layer, Goodyear said. In the event of a puncture, the elastic, jelly-like material plugs and seals the hole. The design can seal holes up to 6 mm in diameter.