CYPRESS, Calif.—Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has introduced the Toyo M588 heavy duty on-/off-road drive tire, designed for severe service applications, including oil, gas, mining and logging operations.
The M588 is designed to handle harsh elements, such as scoria and caliche roads, snow and mud, the tire maker said. Aggressive side protectors are molded into the sidewall of the tire to protect it from cut damage by rocks and from the continued use of snow chains in severe winter regions, the company said.
The M588 also features a special cut-and-chip resistant compound, a tread block arrangement with a high-void design which provides improved mud and snow traction; special siping on top of the tread blocks; stone ejectors and mud breakers; and angled in-line lateral grooves to help evacuate packed mud and prevent snow chains from dropping into the grooves.
Toyo's e-balance technology provides longevity, tread profile retention and fuel efficiency while its durable casing design improves retreadability, the company said.
The tire is available in two 16-ply sizes: 11R22.5 and 11R24.5.
"The M588 is an ideal solution for customers operating in tough and unforgiving conditions," said Mike Graber, senior product manager for commercial tires, Toyo Tire U.S.A. "It is designed to take the abuse experienced in on/off road conditions such as oil fields and forestry applications."