FULLERTON, Calif. (Aug. 26, 2014) — The latest iteration of Yokohama Tire Corp.’s Geolandar light truck/SUV tire line — the H/T G056 — goes on sale Sept. 1 in the U.S. in 38 P- and LT-metric sizes in 15- to -20-inch rim diameters and extended treadwear warranties.
The H/T G056 replaces the HT-S in the Geolandar lineup. Yokohama launched the HT-S in 2002 as the highway-service version of the Geolandar line. It will be launched in Canada in early 2015, YTC said.
Yokohama said the use of orange-oil compounding technology, combined with a reconfigured tread design, allows it to offer limited treadwear warranties of 70,000 miles and 50,00 miles on P-metric and LT-metric sizes, respectively.
“Thanks to its completely new design, which includes Yokohama’s own orange oil compound technology, the Geolandar H/T G056 is made to stay on the road thousands of miles longer and provide exceptional all-weather handling,” said Andrew Briggs, Yokohama director, marketing and product planning. “It outlasts conventional highway terrain tires without sacrificing its all-season capabilities.”
Highlights of the H/T G056 include:
- Triple 3D sipes that help stabilize tread blocks to minimize uneven wear and provide biting edges for enhanced traction throughout the life of the tire;
- Multi-angle grooves and zigzag circumferential grooves that work in tandem to provide improved handling in wet and wintry conditions;
- An “optimized” contact patch that contributes to better mileage by equalizing pressure distribution where the tread contacts the road for long, even wear; and
- Adaptive shoulder blocks form a continuous outer rib that reduces noise throughout the life of the tire.
When is the last time you attended one of the national tire industry trade shows, such as SEMA, ITEC or the North American Tire & Retread Expo?
|I try and take in at least one show a year.||
|I usually attend one every few years.||
|There are so many tire maker and distributor meetings each year, I don’t see a need to attend one of the national shows.||
|I don’t find value in these shows and haven’t been to one in years.||
|I’d like to but I am too busy||