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January 2020

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32 | Overdrive | January 2020 Goodyear Fuel Max SSD Goodyear's Fuel Max SSD wide-base drive tire for long-haul applications is SmartWay-verified and features the company's Fuel Max Technology that incorporates fuel- saving compounds with advanced tire constructions and tread designs for lower rolling resistance. Other features include wide grooves with stone ejectors; the company's Tredlock Technology to help stabilize the tread for higher mileage; and an open shoulder design to pro- mote all-season traction. The company's DuraSeal Technology helps seal punctures of up to ¼-inch in diameter in the repairable area of the tread. The tire is available in size 445/50R22.5. goodyeartrucktires.com Firestone FD711 Firestone's FD711 drive tire is engineered for high-scrub and high-traction environments. The tire features an open shoulder design and aggressive tread blocks for added traction and grip in rain, mud and snow; a stag- gered tread block design and tough tread compounds for added wear and abrasion resistance and a longer tread life; a slow-wearing cap compound with a cool-running base to help pro- tect against extreme heat; and a four-belt construction to combat casing penetration for improved durability and retreadability. It is available in sizes 11R22.5 and 11R24.5. commercial.firestone.com Bridgestone Americas Greatec M835A Ecopia Bridgestone Americas' Greatec M835A Ecopia ultra-wide-base drive tire is available in size 445/50R22.5 and is designed for long-haul tandem applications. The tire has a high-rigidity tread pattern to help enhance tread life, overall even wear and low rolling resis- tance; an optimized shoulder design for even wear balance; the company's proprietary NanoPro-Tech compound to help limit energy loss; its proprietary Fuel Saver Sidewall to help absorb excess energy; and stone rejection platforms. commercial.bridgestone.com SPOTLIGHT DRIVE TIRES BY DEAN SMALLWOOD long-haul tandem applications. The Giti GAM851 Giti's GAM851 drive-position mixed- service tire has a cut- and chip-resistant compound that resists impact, tread tearing and casing damage. The tire is available in sizes 385/65R22.5, 425/65R22.5 and 445/65R22.5. It's engineered for added trac- tion in mud and snow and features a deep tread, a casing construction built to provide a footprint for added handling and a three- groove design that helps provide even wear and reduced noise levels. gitiusa.com Goodyear Fuel Max SSD Goodyear's Fuel Max SSD wide-base drive tire for long-haul applications is SmartWay-verified and features the company's Fuel Max Technology that incorporates fuel- saving compounds with advanced tire constructions and tread designs for lower rolling resistance. Other features include wide grooves with stone ejectors; the company's Firestone's FD711 drive tire is engineered for high-scrub gered tread block design and tough tread compounds for added wear and abrasion resistance and a longer tread life; a gitiusa.com Cooper Severe Series MSD Cooper's Severe Series Mixed Service Drive (MSD) tire has a 32/32nds tread depth to facilitate extended tread life in on- and off-road applica- tions while delivering long, even wear. Triangular tie-bars in the outside shoulder promote traction throughout the tire's life while also mitigating heel-toe wear. The company's proprietary Chip Guard Technology includes compounds and tread designs engineered to perform in harsh environments, and stone ejectors within the tread's lateral grooves help pre- serve the casing for retreads. The MSD is available in sizes 11R22.5 (LRH) and 11R24.5 (LRH). coopertrucktires.com Cooper Severe Series MSD Guard Technology includes compounds and tread designs engineered to perform in harsh environments, Yokohama 712L Yokohama Tire's 712L long-haul deep- tread drive tire is constructed for advanced wear resistance, fuel effi- ciency, traction and durability. The tire is SmartWay-verified for low rolling resis- tance and is available in sizes 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5, 285/75R24.5 and 11R24.5. yokohamatruck.com

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