FULLERTON, Calif. (Jan. 31) — Yokohama Tire Corp. plans to launch its 703ZL truck tire at the Technology & Maintenance Council´s annual meeting Feb. 6-8 in Tampa, Fla.
The tire is part of Yokohama´s Z.environment line, which is designed to use high technology for tires that cause less of an environmental impact, the company said.
"The Z.environment tire line incorporates optimum tread designs, compounds and casing design to create a tire that has longer first tread life, longer casing life and low rolling resistance," said John Cooney, director of commercial sales for Fullerton-based Yokohama. "These features result in reduced material consumption, reduced pollution and contribute to the health of our environment."
The 703ZL has a 1-inch tread depth and low rolling resistance, Yokohama said. The tire also is designed for improved cut- and chipping-resistance.