Goodyear tyre updates offer improved productivity
The RL-4D is a hybrid design for underground mining
Goodyear has developed the RL-4D tyre range in response to customer demand for a harsh floor tyre in underground mining. A hybrid mix of the GP4-D and the firm’s RL5K tyre, the RL-4D is suitable for articulated dump trucks and wheeled loaders. Initially the tyre has been launched in an 875/65R29 size, but the company could develop additional sizes if there is demand.
Goodyear has also upgraded its RM-4A+ rigid truck tyre, with the introduction of the RM4B+. The tyre has been developed to combat heat build-up in long haul road applications. This prevents premature wear and results in lower lifetime running costs for the mine or quarry.