Giti Tire Ecoroad launches in Europe

Giti Tire has launched a tyre with a tread compound that lowers hysteresis generation to raise the rolling resistance coefficient (RRC) up two grades to a B.
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Initially available in the popular size 315/70R22.5, the Giti GDL617 Ecoroad is aimed at pulling units for all long-haul highway application semi-trailer operations including, curtainside, silo, refrigerated and walking floor trailers as well as container transportation.

Other design features include one main zig-zag centre groove in combination with two laterals for water evacuation and traction in every road condition, plus stone ejectors to prevent the bottom groove from casing damage.

Shoulder blocks are connected with tie-bar to enhance the pattern stiffness to result in even wear for superior mileage, while low noise and controlled abrasion result in a safe and comfortable journey. The tyre carries the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol.

Antonio Palummo, TBR senior engineer - Europe for Giti Tire, said: “The new Ecoroad tyre represents the first in a series of new truck and bus products delivering energy saving solutions through lower RRC, in this instance delivering a two-step improvement to B from D.

“We are always very aware of the fine balance operators need to address between environmental impact, tyre performance and operational profit, and we can confirm R&D is already working on a complete Ecoroad portfolio including steer, drive and trailer tyres ranked A in RRC.”

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