General Tire V.ply Earthmoving Tires Debut in the North American Market
General Tire has returned to the Off The Road (OTR) market, launching its first V.ply Earthmoving Tires. The comprehensive range of new Earthmoving Tires is built for customers looking for durability and great value, combined with the reputation of a well-known and trusted brand.
The new General Tire TE188, a bi-directional multipurpose tire, debuted in the U.S. market at the Tire Industry Association Off The Road Conference. The annual OTR Conference brings together hundreds of tire industry professionals to participate in educational sessions and networking opportunities. This year’s conference was held February 19-22 in Palm Springs, California.
The General Tire V.ply Earthmoving range is comprised of 6 compelling tires for loaders, articulated dump trucks (ADTs), rigid dump trucks (RDTs) and scrapers. All benefit from the innovative V.ply technology.
Originally inspired by racing tire design, the innovative V.ply technology enhances cross-ply technology with multiple cords arranged in a recognizable V-shape. The V.ply technology combines robustness and tire stability with rim seat, force transmission and steering response in demanding vehicle operations. Up to 22 layers of high-resistance polymer fiber, precisely aligned in a V-pattern and embedded in up to 3 wire beads, deliver a sturdy tire construction. The V.ply construction technology contributes to extraordinarily strong sidewalls, providing excellent protection against tire punctures and cuts.
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