CYPRESS, Calif. (May 11, 2011)—Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has introduced the SmartWay-verified M657 on-highway drive axle tire for commercial vehicles.
The new tire, developed using Toyo Tire's e-balance technology, is made for long-haul highway applications. Its design features include a stiffer belt package, stiffer bead construction and optimization through simulation technology. The G-rated M657 is available in four sizes: 11R22.5, 295/75R22.5, 11R24.5 and 285/75R24.5.
Suitable for single and twin drive-axle applications, the M657 features a 28/32-inch tread depth and a multi-pitch groove design that enhances traction even during the latter stages of original tread life.
Among the tire's benefits, Toyo said, are improvements in tire life, endurance, irregular wear resistance and fuel consumption.
Large parallel-arranged center tread blocks provide stability and traction, while stone ejectors help protect the casing against stone drilling, the tire maker said. High elongation steel cord in the belt helps protect the casing against impacts and cuts and to promote multiple retreads, according to Toyo.
For more information, visit toyotires.com.