Giti increases load capacity of low profile tires for high volume trailers

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To meet the rising demand in Europe for increased capacity for high cube trailers, Giti Tire has increased the load index of its Giti GTL925 low profile tires to 164 J.

Available in both 435/50 R19.5 and 445/45 R19.5, the development is targeted at new one- and two-axle configurations which operate at the highest possible load capacity while reducing fuel consumption and noise, enhancing payload and improving maneuverability of the vehicle.

The tires are also increasingly being used on traditional three-axle semitrailers with a load capacity up to 9,000kg per axle.

The lower diameter gives high cube trailer fleets the opportunity to maximize the inside loading volume of up to 3m height, while still respecting the total vehicle height of 4m allowed across Europe.

The GTL925 pattern features an extra wide shoulder for enhanced resistance to tearing, a seven rib tread pattern for regular wear across the tread, and high mileage potential and optimized rolling resistance, which achieves a B label rating citing good fuel economy.

Tony McHugh, TBR sales and marketing director for the UK at Giti Tire, said, “The GTL925 has gained a solid reputation for high reliability and excellent mileage performance from users across the UK and Europe for over the five years.

“The load capacity increase will be a very welcome development in this heavily demanding segment, where highly competitive pence-per-kilometer running costs are essential to control customer costs while ensuring operational profit.”

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