Goodyear Truck Tyres for world’s biggest semi-truck


500 tonne plus payload truck displayed at Bauma on Goodyear GP-2B tyres

Goodyear Truck Tyres

Munich, 15 April 2013 – Goodyear is supplying tyres for Tractomas the world’s largest semi-truck


, which is built by French heavy-haulage vehicle specialist Nicolas. Capable of pulling a road train weighing 535 tonnes, the 1 000 horsepower tractor unit is fitted with massive 385/95R25 Goodyear GP-2B tyres.  The truck is displayed on the Nicolas stand at the Bauma construction industry exhibition in Munich from 15 to 21 April 2013 (Open Air Area F8, stand N828)

The truck, built by French heavy-haulage vehicle specialist Nicolas, has been ordered by mining company LCR and will operate pulling a train of side-tipping trailers at a lignite mine in the Australian state of Queensland.  The Tractomas TR 10×10 has an unladen weight of 40 tonnes, is 10 meters long, 3.5 meters wide and 4.6 meters high.  It is powered by a 27-liter Caterpillar diesel engine, which develops 1 000 hp and will propel the tractor and trailers with a total train weight of about 535 tonnes at a speed of up to 50 km/h over distances of up to 40 kilometers.

The Goodyear GP-2B is a multi-purpose 100 level tyre, most commonly used on mobile cranes for off road operations.  It is a long-wearing radial tyre offering a high level of lateral traction in demanding conditions and a smooth ride on hard improved surfaces.  Its open shoulder grooves provide outstanding self-cleaning characteristics. The size mounted on the Tractomas is 385/95R25.

Goodyear produces one of the most comprehensive ranges of top quality OTR tyres on the market.  Applications include rigid and articulated dump trucks, wheel loaders, motor graders, port and industrial, mining and mobile cranes.