Goodyear launches soybean oil tire

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is making a waste hauler tire from soybean oil.

The Endurance WHA waste haul tire made with a renewable soybean oil compound. The oil replaces a portion of the petroleum-based materials used in its production.

The soybean oil used in the tire is currently sourced from surplus left over from food applications and is another step in Goodyear’s plan to replace petroleum-derived oils by 2040.

“Producing the new Endurance WHA tire lineup with a sustainable soybean oil compound will help waste haul fleets pursue their sustainability goals while delivering the long hours to removal that the Endurance WHA tire is known for,” said Jessica Julian, commercial product marketing manager, Goodyear North America.

“In each new Endurance WHA tire, soybean oil will replace almost 16 liquid ounces of free-flowing petroleum oil – almost as much as a  16-ounce red plastic party cup. When you multiply that by a moderately-sized regional waste haul fleet of around 500 trucks, it could decrease petroleum-based products by the equivalent of almost 15 barrels of oil.” 

Endurance WHA tire models made with soybean oil are now available for order and will head into production in Q3 of 2022.

The Endurance WHA tire is designed to keep waste haul fleets on the road longer with a dual-layer tread compound that helps optimize treadwear. A 24/32″ skid depth adds to tread life in waste haul applications.

The Endurance WHA can also be ordered with optional built-in DuraSeal Technology that instantly seals tread punctures to help fleets reduce downtime, costly repairs and premature removal of a tire.