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Life goes on, and on…

Cargo-Marathon-2How much further, dad? Thankfully, bloody miles.

Goodyear’s new Cargo Marathon 2 light commercial tyre has new long-wearing compound that will reduce costs per kilometre, it says.

“The lower the cost of ownership over a vehicle’s life, the more cash remains in the operators’ pocket,” said Bill Prebble, Goodyear New Zealand’s technology and product boss.

Tyre purchases generally don’t have a financial upside, but dropping the bottom line leaves room for other investment, and Prebble reckons the benefits sill be huge for drivers and operators, especially across fleets.

Cargo-Marathon-2-tyreLong-life tyres conjure images of Flinstone-style, jarring granite-like ride quality, but Prebble says an advanced new tread compound gives the distance without sacrificing the driving dynamics and other characteristics we expect from a modern tyre.

“In addition, the optimised tread pattern helps imporve tyre wear by distributing ‘footprint’ pressure more evenly under heavy loads.”

And when you put a footprint wrong, robust case construction guards against kerb damage.

Adding silica to the tread compound gives better braking performance, especially in the wet, and an array of blades and shoulder notches provide better traction during the rainy season. West Coast drivers, take note.

On top of the already impressive abilities of Cargo Marathon 2 – which are available in 10 fits over 15 and 16-inch sizes – are also designed to significantly reduce road noise. Goodyear’s newest light commercial tyre is about as far from Bedrock as Oamaru.

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