GRI’s focus on innovation and advancement in research and development has led to its R&D team developing an eco-friendly version of its high-performance ULTIMATE XT solid tire. The GRI R&D team, in collaboration with a team of scientists from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Colombo, have developed the ULTIMATE XT eco-friendly version by replacing petroleum-based oil with natural oil, which is carbon neutral and renewable.
The tire was developed to perform on all surface terrains and harsh working conditions. Test results have indicated that replacement of petroleum oil with the special, environmentally friendly oil has successfully resulted in superior performance of the tire. With this success, GRI will enhance its strategy of manufacturing high-performance “green” solid rubber tires that result in reduced environmental pollution and increased efficiency.
The Premium Plus ULTIMATE XT solid tire is made from top-grade Sri Lankan (natural) rubber and engineered to exacting standards, featuring a futuristic tread design that delivers on low rolling resistance and high run time, thus ensuring longer tire life and conservation of energy.
Spearheading the launch of this innovative and modernistic tire in the United States will be GRI’s President of Sales, Gary Stevens. Respected for his knowledge, drive, determination and dedication in the solid tire industry of the U.S., Stevens will be sure to deliver this product to exceed the standard of success and distinction that ULTIMATE XT has delivered for GRI, the company noted.
“Heavier loads, rougher surfaces, longer distances, higher speeds and a smoother ride with utmost dependability,” said Stevens. “This eco-friendly ULTIMATE XT formulation coupled with its wide profile footprint has statistically proven to reduce tire wear proportionately throughout the tire lifecycle while having the capability to run on all surface conditions in any application including, indoor, outdoor, wet and dry conditions. It is available in non-marking and clip-type tires in a full range of sizes.”