CYPRESS, Calif. — Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is adding an all-weather medium truck tire, the M655, to its portfolio for year-round use in mixed-service regional applications.
Suitable for both drive and steer applications, it includes the North American industry's 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol on its sidewall indicating its ability to perform even in snow and ice.
Already available in Canada, the M655 offers on- and off-road performance thanks to a wide tread and "aggressive" tread blocks with multi-wave sipes to optimize traction. The tread design features saddle notches and stone ejectors to help to support the blocks to retain overall stiffness, while evacuating potentially harmful stones and debris. A cut- and chip-resistant tread compound and built-in sidewall protector add to tire's durability.
It is also designed and manufactured using Toyo's proprietary "e-balance" casing technology for greater stability and longevity under heavy loads.
"The M655 really excels in mixed service applications, where traction and stability are important," Dave Johnston, senior product manager, commercial truck tires, said.
"The tire's ability to clean out mud, snow, and debris while maintaining grip on ice increases uptime for your fleet. You can count on it to keep you and your equipment safe year-round."
The M655 is built in Toyo's plant in Kuwana, Japan.
The M655 all-weather tire will be available come April in sizes 225/70R19.5 14-ply and 245/70R19.5 16-ply. It will be on display at Toyo's booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show March 28-30 in Louisville, Ky.