Supplying tyres to Original Equipment companies for production line fitment is clear proof that those tyres are regarded as top quality. More impressive still is when the tyre company develops products specifically for an OE manufacturer. This is precisely what Goodyear has done for Volvo.
Goodyear’s new Off-The-Road (OTR) TL-4A tyre in size 33.25R29 was developed by Goodyear specifically for the new Volvo A60H articulated dump truck (ADT) – the largest ADT that Volvo manufactures.
The two companies worked together to develop OTR tyres for the brand new 60-tonne class articulated dump truck, which meets the growing demand for higher capacity vehicles.
Volvo is a long-established OE customer for Goodyear. The company’s experience of the outstanding traction offered by the Goodyear TL-3A+ OTR tyres, led to a request for a new OTR tyre suitable for Volvo’s new high capacity ADT. The result is the brand new Goodyear TL-4A, which is based on Goodyear’s successful TL-3A+ OTR tyre.
The Goodyear development team designed the TL-4A to provide optimised forward and lateral traction while at the same time provide superior ride comfort. The non-directional tread design has a wide footprint for maximum surface contact and excellent stability, along with exceptional self-cleaning characteristics.
The most important features of the new OTR tyre are the optimised cost per hour ratio, suitability for the new Volvo 60-ton class ADT with 55-tonne capacity and it´s high level of non-skid with an E-4 level. The resulting new tyre that the collaborative development program has achieved is a prime example of Goodyear answering customer needs through innovation; reducing cost per hour by maximising load capacity and high level of non-skid.