SANTA ANA, Calif. – Yokohama Tire Corporation has revealed its new 108R regional al-position/steer tire to the US and Canada markets today.
The new tire is SmartWay certified and comes in sizes 295/75R22.5, 285/75R24.5, 11R24.5 and 11R22.5.
“The 108R will give fleets a competitive edge for extended regional-haul and urban high-scrub applications,” said Dan Funkhouser, Yokohama director of commercial dealer sales. “Thanks to its deep, 22/32nd tread depth and 16-ply construction, the 108R will consistently deliver more miles and more profits.”
Yokohama said the benefits of the new 108R include:
Longer service, achieved via a five-rib tread design, which offers longer, more stable service life while enhancing water dispersion and overall traction on the road.
Maximum durability from Yokohama’s special STEM-2 (StrainEnergy Minimization) technology, which extends the life of the casing by directing normally destructive stress forces away from critical bead and shoulder areas, minimizing flex in the casing. Additionally, a sidewall abrasion guard reduces damage caused by accidental curbing and scrubbing in urban applications, and rock shield platforms keep rocks and debris from reaching the bottom of the groove where they can cause premature casing damage.