Goodyear plans 63-inch OTR launch for 2011

ERJ staff report (TB)

Akron, Ohio — Goodyear, which recently announced plans to produce its own line of 63-inch radial OTR tyres, is on schedule for a full production launch of the tyres in the first half of 2011, said John Cavanaugh, vice president of Goodyear’s off-highway tyre business.

The Akron-based tyre maker is working to add capacity at its Topeka, Kansas, plant, where it will produce E4 and E3 treads in sizes 53/80R63 and 59/80R63.

“The setup of equipment, manufacturing processes and workflow are being planned now,”…

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