GT Radial has announced its plan to make its debut at Coach & Bus Live 2013 in support its recently launched all-position urban city-bus tyre, the GAU861. The flagship Giti Tire brand will also display the GAR820 regional all-position tyre and the GT629 regional drive axle model. Tony McHugh, sales and marketing director at Giti Tire UK, said: “The GAU861 was very well received when it was launched at The CV Show in April, and interest and demand since means that the participation of GT Radial at Coach & Bus Live 2013 is a must.” GT Radial will be located at stand M138.
The GAU861 has been designed with an extra reinforced sidewall protector to ensure maximum resistance to curbing and impact damage, while a unique tread pattern with a 20.2mm depth ensures good mileage performance combined with extra comfort and reduced noise.
Available initially in 275/70R22.5, the tyre can be used in both steer and drive positions on both 4x2 and 6x2 configurations and is M+S marked indicating excellent traction in mud and snow conditions.
Also on show will be the GAR820, a regional all-position 17.5” diameter tyre created to cater for the increasing requirements of comfort, excellent wet and dry handling properties and long wear-out performance.
Initially available in sizes 215/75R17.5, 205/75R17.5 and 225/75R17.5, the company has 235/75R17.5 and 245/70R17.5 currently in development and due for release later in the year. The tyre also carries a M+S marking indicating good winter performances.
A dedicated drive axle tyre for coach and regional bus operations, the GT629 utilises the latest three-dimensional interlocking sipe design with open shoulder and sidewall protector ribs. Designed to deliver exceptional regular wear, it is M+S marked and available in 295/80R22.5.
“With the new tyre, and the others on stand, we have a strong mid-market product portfolio and support services offering that puts us in a very strong position in the sector, messages we will be driving home throughout the show and into the market thereafter,” concluded McHugh.