CYPRESS, Calif. — Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has introduced the Toyo NanoEnergy M171 super-regional all-position truck tire to its M-Line of commercial tires.
The new tire, which launches in four SKUs, offers fuel efficiency, improved wear life and increased stability with improved tread compounds developed through Nano Balance Technology, the tire maker said.
The M171 complements the M671 super-regional drive tire launched earlier this year; both are SmartWay verified.
Working together, these tires are designed to provide "exceptional" fuel efficiency, "superior" traction, and long, even wear within demanding 500-mile radius operations, Toyo said.
"Today's super-regional fleets have specific needs that are different from traditional long haul or regional tires," Dave Johnston, senior manager, Commercial Products and Business Development for Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp., said.
The M171 incorporates Toyo's advanced E-balance design, which maintains the tread profile of the tire while reducing strain at the bead area and belt edge for greater stability and longevity under heavy loads. It also features an optimized wide tread pattern that provides an even contact pressure profile to reduce irregular wear for longer tire life.
The combination of a high elongation top belt, zigzag center grooves and center sipes work together to ensure long even wear essential in a steer tire, Toyo said. Maximum fuel efficiency is achieved through the uniformity of the cap and base compound which increases irregular wear resistance.
The M171 is available now in four SKUs: 11R22.5 14/G, 11R22.5 16/H, 295/75R22.5 14/G, and 295/75R22.5 16/H.