Goodyear OTR History Timeline

1934

1934

First earthmover tire introduced.

1939

1939

Goodyear tires chosen for Admiral Byrd's Snow Cruiser, which was designed to travel across Antarctica.

Admiral Byrd's Snow Cruiser

Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection

1944

1944

Goodyear breaks ground on its Topeka, Kansas, OTR plant, one of Goodyear's eight OTR tire manufacturing plants worldwide.

Aerial View of Goodyear Plant in Topeka
1955

1955

Goodyear introduces first tubeless tire for grader applications.

1961

1961

Goodyear unveils shredded wire under-tread for enhanced support.

1971

1971

Goodyear builds then-world's largest tire (11.5 feet tall/7,000 lbs.).

1975

1975

Goodyear builds Flexten tire cord into bias earthmover tires.

1984

1984

Goodyear expands Luxembourg radial OTR tire plant, Goodyear’s OTR tire manufacturing facility in Europe.

1987

1987

Nippon Giant joint OTR tire manufacturing venture begins in response to rising demand for 57-inch tires.

Nippon Giant Tire Plant
1999

1999

Goodyear introduces EMTrack OTR tire performance monitoring system to track inflation, tread depth and other key metrics.

2004

2004

Goodyear wins NorTech Innovation Award, which recognizes products that have demonstrated significant impact within their industries.

NorTech Innovation Awards Logo
2010

2010

Goodyear begins production of its 63-inch ultra-large hauler tire, part of Goodyear’s Rock Mining (RM) line.

Goodyear 63-inch OTR Tire
2014

2014

Goodyear completes 57-inch OTR tire production capacity expansion to better serve customers worldwide.

2016

2016

Goodyear unveils 63-inch version of RM-4B+ OTR tire, which contains Goodyear's latest technologies in materials, design, construction and manufacturing.

Goodyear 63-inch version of RM-4B+ OTR tire