Goodyear introduces next-gen tires for container handlers

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Tire maker Goodyear is to introduce the EV-4S Gen II and EV-5S Gen II for use within the container handling sector.

With a revised construction, the EV-4S Gen II and EV-5S Gen II feature a new cavity shape, which the company says reduces wear and lowers the operating cost per hour of vehicles fitted with the tires. An increased area of protection on the bead reduces chafing, and an oversized high-strength bead bundle enhances stability during high-load situations.

During development, Goodyear engineers focused on improving the tire’s strength, resulting in a new sidewall design that included adding protection where the plies end, to improve durability and stability. A notched tread wear indicator features in the smooth tread to aid vehicle users with tire life management.

The EV-4S Gen II has a deep 150-level IND-4 tread thickness, as rated by the Tire and Rim Association (TRA), while the 250-level EV-5S has an extra-deep IND-5 marking. This is the highest rating that the TRA issues.

The new products will join Goodyear’s current portfolio of port handling tires, for vehicles such as container handlers, reachstackers, straddle carriers, shuttle sprinter carriers and other specialized machinery. Both models of tire will be available in a 18.00R25 size.

“The Gen II versions of EV-4S and EV-5S show Goodyear’s relentless focus on continuous improvement,” commented Tracy Maclear, OTR business development manager at Goodyear. “The new construction and tread features help improve efficiency and durability by reducing wear.”

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