GITI TARGETS BUS MARKET WITH GT867 URBAN TIRE
Chinese Tire manufacturer Giti Tire has introduced its leading urban bus tyre, the Giti GT867, into the European market. The tyre, also suitable for refuse collection fleets, has reinforced sidewalls to prevent kerb damage, and is designed for constant stop and go operating conditions with frequent changes in speed and direction. The GT867 is available in 11R22.5, 295/80R22.5, 305/70R22.5 and 315/80R22.5 sizes. Load capacity ranges from 148/145 to 158/150.
Reinforced sidewalls protect the tyre from kerbing damage and abrasion while a wear indicator shows the correct time to rotate or remove from service. In addition a very wide tread pattern with deep grooves provides excellent mileage and an advanced tread block and siping reduces noise and improves comfort. All four sizes are M+S marked to indicate all-season traction and braking properties.
The Giti GT867 is one of six brand new tyres to be introduced into the European truck and bus range during the company’s transition from the GT Radial brand. The tyre is used by over 100 bus companies in cities such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing and Xi’An, and its market potential has been recognised for the UK.