Does a self-sealing truck tire sound too good to be true?
“A self-sealing truck tire isn’t a dream,” said Brian Buckham, marketing manager, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems. “It’s a reality, and the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has it.”
Goodyear offers several self-sealing tires, including the G289 WHA DuraSeal and the G296 WHA DuraSeal, both of which have been designed for waste haul applications. The company will showcase the tires at the Waste Expo, which will take place May 21-23 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La.
A statement from the company says, the secret to these tires’ self-sealing capabilities is a gel-like substance built into the tire’s inner liner that instantly repairs nail-hole punctures of up to ¼-inch in diameter in the tire’s repairable tread area. When a nail puncture in the repairable area of the tire’s tread occurs, the DuraSeal compound immediately surrounds the nail and seals the puncture.
DuraSeal can seal tread area punctures up to ¼-inch in diameter, “and can do it again and again without the tire needing to be repaired or the sealant needing to be re-applied,” said Buckham. “Unlike traditional aftermarket tire sealants, Goodyear DuraSeal Technology isn’t messy and doesn’t dry out, nor does it become less effective over time.”