SANTA ANA, Calif. — Yokohama Tire Corp. has added SmartWay-verified, open-shoulder regional drive tire, the 715R, to its commercial tire lineup.
Manufactured at Yokohama's plant in West Point, Miss., the 715R is SmartWay-verified for low rolling resistance and available in size 11R22.5.
Three more sizes — 295/75R22.5, 285/75R24.5 and 11R24.5 — will arrive in early 2020, the tire maker said.
"The deep-tread 715R is the answer for fleets looking to maximize traction and boost their bottom line by having tires that provide long, even wear, an open shoulder design and fuel efficiency," said Tom Clauer, Yokohama's senior manager of commercial and OTR product planning.
"The 715R also offers high retreadability, so it truly delivers the performance and value fleets require."
The 715R features:
- Longer wear achieved with a 26/32nds-inch tread pattern, along with an advanced tread design featuring strategically placed tie bars that control block movement and minimize heel/toe wear;
- Maximum traction due to sturdy, open shoulder blocks that help minimize the retention of foreign objects;
- Fuel efficiency achieved with what Yokohama described as an exclusive compound that's cut-and-chip resistant and reduces rolling resistance; and
- Higher load capacity provided by 16-ply construction and an H-load-rating for carrying heavier payloads.