CYPRESS, Calif. (Dec. 12, 2013) — Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is adding a 16-ply version of its M137 high-performance steer radial.
The update will include sizes 295/75R22.5 and 285/75R24.5, Toyo said, noting the M137 is designed for use on long haul, over-the-highway commercial applications and to deliver more miles per 32nds to operators driving coast-to-coast.
“Some modern truck designs have heavier front axles that result in more weight and more wear and tear on the tires. In response to that trend, Toyo Tires now produces two sizes of the premium M137 steer for long haul fleets in a 16-ply,” said Lowell Slimp, senior product manager, commercial truck tires for Toyo.
“Our 16-ply M137 features an increased load-carrying capacity to handle the higher weight. Additional benefits include improved wear performance, improved durability and a reduction in road noise through the life of the tire.”
The M137 is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay verified tire and uses <i>e-balance</i> technology, Toyo said, featuring stiffer construction to improve tire life and endurance as well as resist irregular wear and reduce fuel consumption.
The M137’s casing profile minimizes growth of the tread while the tread design creates even contact pressure distribution across the tread surface, according to the company.