Tires improve traction

Akron, Ohio, March 25, 2011—Kelly has introduced a new drive tire, designed for very good traction in pickup and delivery applications, as well as in specialty applications such as school bus and metro operations.

Available in 225 and 245/70R19.5 sizes, the new, open-shoulder Kelly KTD features a traction-block tread design with 400 molded-in sipes to enhance traction. For curbing and scrubbing, the KTD features tough rubber compounds to help resist chunking, chipping and cracking. The tire’s tread radius helps evenly distribute pressure for more even wear.

According to Andrea Berryman, marketing manager, the KTD is an excellent performer in around-town performance for both commercial and metro operations.  “It’s built tough with a great tread design and compounding to help withstand the daily bumps and bruises the tire encounters during in-city driving,” she said.  “Plus, the Kelly KTD offers buttressed sidewalls to help extend casing life.”

Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems offer complete products and services to the trucking and bus industries, including a full range of original equipment and replacement tires. This includes the 24/7 fleetHQ Solution Center, national programs, tire management tools, online information access and business problem-solving for tomorrow's trucking and bus fleets.

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