Wide-base Yokohama Tires

Yokohama Tire Corporation rolled out two new truck tires at the recent Mid-America Trucking Show, the 902L and 709L ultra-wide-base drives. They bring the weight savings wanted by customers, the company says.

The 902L long-haul/regional ultra wide base drive tire is said to deliver superior traction and high mileage, with a tread design that “makes a real difference in extreme driving conditions, such as in snow and ice.” It comes in size 445/50R22.5.

Its features include a 27/32nds tread depth that creates good traction while providing extra-long tread life. An advanced rubber compound lowers rolling resistance and reduces heat build-up, which boosts fuel economy, the company says. Seven circumferential grooves enhance lateral stability and create long wear with an even footprint. And a zero-degree mid-belt is said to provide weight distribution for even pressure and increased tread life.

Yokohama’s 709L won’t be available until the end of the year, also in size 445/50R22.5. It’s built for long wear and fuel efficiency, thanks to its advanced rubber compound. Plus, its special casing enhances durability for retreading, the company says.

Its other features include even serpentine grooves that reduce tread movement, add rigidity, and decrease rolling resistance. Plus double Z blocks that increase rigidity to prevent heel-toe wear for a long-, even-lasting tire life while increasing wet and snow traction. And 24/32nds tread depth that decreases tread block movement for stability, low rolling resistance. and increased fuel efficiency.

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