FULLERTON, Calif. (June 16, 2010)—Yokohama Tire Corp. is marketing two new off-the-road tires that are designed for dump trucks but also have two different applications.
Gary Nash, Fullerton-based Yokohama's director of OTR sales, said the RL42 is for hard-packed surfaces and job sites where longer haul tires are needed, while the new RB42 is made for soft and/or loose surfaces such as mud, sand, gravel and rocks.
“The unique tread and sidewall designs help create specialized tires for specific applications,” Nash said.
The RL42—available in sizes 1800R33 and 2400R35—has the following features:
—Circumferential grooves that dissipate heat to run cooler, enabling long-haul capabilities at job sites;
—A directional tread pattern that improves self-cleaning for increased traction; and
—Deep, wide grooves to help expel mud and dirt for better traction.
—The RB42 comes in sizes 1800R33 and 2400R35 and features:
—A zig-zag groove pattern that provides better traction on muddy and rocky surfaces; and
—Large center blocks that increase resistance to cuts and enhance overall wear.
According to Nash, both tires feature an extra-durable casing, a deep flush tread, as well as steel cord belts to guard against tread punctures and buttress side protection to protect the sidewalls from snags and cuts.