Giti drive-axle mixed service tyre mileage increased14 July 2020

One of the most popular tyres in Giti Tire’s mixed service portfolio for on/off road vehicles, the Giti GDM686 drive axle, has been revamped to produce a 20% increase in mileage potential.

A new tread compound with higher abrasion resistance combined with an improved casing profile delivers an optimised footprint and better pressure distribution, which together ensure even tread wear between centre and shoulder, the company says.

Results were confirmed following long-term testing with two fleets in the UK and Germany, which ran on the next-generation Giti GDM686 in size 315/80R22.5. Further analysis confirmed high resistance against tearing and casing damage on aggressive surfaces, with the tread design ensuring good self-cleaning properties.

The tyre carries the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) symbol for approved fitment in markets with laws governing winter tyre use.

The new technology has already been introduced on sizes 315/80R22.5, 12R22.5 and 13R22.5.

The Giti GDM686 was specially developed in cooperation with Giti Tire’s European R&D Centre in Hannover, Germany.

Other patterns in Giti Tire’s European mixed service portfolio include the Giti GAM831 and Giti GAM837 all position and Giti GAM851 steer and trailer tyres.

William Dalrymple

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