VANCOUVER, B.C. — Yokohama Tire (Canada) has introduced a new regional-haul truck tire, the Yokohama RY567.
The regional rib tire travels longer, is more resistant to damage and is easier to retread than any previous regional-haul tire, says the manufacturer.
“The RY567, a premium regional rib radial offers extended mileage, improved durability and better retreadability,” said Eric Dedoyard, Director of Sales.
The RY567’s built-in durability is especially designed to withstand the abuse tires take in regional hauling. Its features include sidewall armour, built-in stone ejectors and cut- and chip-resistant compound, Dedoyard said.
“It was developed for the regional market, which is notoriously tough on tires. This tire can handle the abuse of curbing, cuts and debris from the road surface and damage from severe use in tight areas.”
A deep 22/32-inch tread – one of the deepest in the industry – contributes to extended mileage and traction, while a five-rib tread design enhances mileage, traction and handling. A stress-wear control groove also contributes to long tire life and reduces irregular step-down shoulder wear.
The RY567’s sidewall armour consists of a tough band of additional rubber that acts to protect the sidewall in the event of accidental contact with curbs.
Yokohama produced the RY567 using production methods that allow it to attain the highest level of tire uniformity, which contributes to less chance of uneven wear and vibrations, says company literature.
Other key features of the RY567 include: A staggered step-notch groove design that provides excellent wet and dry traction; Stress-control sipes in the outer groove that control irregular wear while increasing grip; Contoured bead shape that allows precise bead-to-rim fitment for improved tire uniformity, resulting in easier mounting, smoother ride and long, even wear.
The new RY567 is currently available at commercial tire dealers across Canada in both 22.5-inch and 24.5-inch sizes.
Yokohama Tire (Canada) markets and distributes full lines of tires for high performance, passenger car, light truck, commercial truck and bus applications, as well as off-the-road mining and construction applications. It maintains distribution centres across Canada to serve more than 1,000 tire outlets.
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