RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.—Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. is introducing the GT Radial GDR619 regional drive tire for medium-sized and light-duty trucks as well as the GAM835 mixed service tire for heavy haul service in the North American market.
Both products feature advanced casing construction, design and compounding technologies developed specifically for North American fleets and roads by the Giti Tire R&D Center (North America) Inc. in Uniontown, Ohio, the company said.
The GT Radial GDR619 features a pattern design with four longitudinal grooves and solid blocks that provides improved traction and braking with increased vehicle stability and driver comfort, according to the company. A new casing and footprint design offers good regular wear with high mileage potential, Giti said. The tire's modified bead construction improves uniformity and facilitates easier fitting to the rim.
The GDR619 is available in four sizes: 215/75R17.5 14 ply, 235/75R17.5 14 ply, 225/70R19.5 14 ply, and 245/70R19.5 16 ply.
The GAM835 is designed for on/off road applications and features new casing construction with optimized tread profile that provides an optimal footprint for improved wear and vehicle handling, including improved traction and braking properties.
A new advanced anti-cut and anti-chip compound improves protection of the casing and increases stability and comfort for the driver. A combined rib and lug pattern design provides high resistance against tread tearing on aggressive road surfaces, Giti said.
The GAM835 is available in three sizes: 11R22.5 16 ply, 11R24.5 16 ply, and 315/80R22.5 20 ply (rated load 10,200 lbs. singles).
“This has been one of the most aggressive years ever for our company introducing new GT Radial commercial tires in North America—all resulting from valuable input from fleets and excellent research, design and testing by the Giti North American Technical Center,” said Patrick Gunn, director of sales and marketing, commercial tire, for Giti Tire (USA) Ltd., which markets and sells GT Radial commercial tires in North America.
“These two new tires were developed specifically for North American fleets and roads. We expect market acceptance to be very strong once these tires get in use and prove their performance.”
Both new products are backed by the company's 72-month warranty from the date of manufacture.