SANTA ANA, Calif. — Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) has unveiled its latest regional-haul trailer tire, the EPA SmartWay-verified 114R Ultra Wide-Base (UWB) as a successor to the RY407.
The 114R is available in size 445/50R22.5. An additional size, 455/50/22.5, will be offered in early next year.
"The 114R UWB is specifically designed to meet the demands of high-scrub operations," said Tom Clauer, Yokohama's senior manager of commercial and OTR product planning. "It features superior cut and chip resistance, extended tread life and is optimized for fuel efficiency."
The company said other benefits of the 114R include:
- Long-lasting performance: The 16/32nds-inch deep groove depth provides extra-long tread life. Also, Yokohama's zero-degree belt creates a consistently stable footprint for long, even wear.
- Durable construction: Yokohama's advanced compound offers cut and chip resistance without sacrificing rolling resistance or wear performance. Plus, funnel-shaped step grooves prevent stones and other debris from reaching the bottom of the grooves, where casing damage can often occur.
- Fuel-efficiency: Ground contact pressure is uniformly distributed, which results in greater stability, flawless tracking and improved fuel efficiency.
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