SANTA ANA, Calif.—Yokohama Tire Corp. has unveiled its latest regional-haul trailer tire, the EPA SmartWay-verified 114R Ultra Wide-Base (UWB) as a successor to the RY407.
The 114R is available in size 445/50R22.5. An additional size, 455/50/22.5, will be offered in early next year.
"The 114R UWB is specifically designed to meet the demands of high-scrub operations," Tom Clauer, Yokohama's senior manager of commercial and OTR product planning, said in a statement. "It features superior cut and chip resistance, extended tread life and is optimized for fuel efficiency."
The company said other benefits of the 114R include:
- Long-lasting performance: The 16/32nds-inch deep groove depth provides extra-long tread life. Also, Yokohama's zero-degree belt creates a consistently stable footprint for long, even wear.
- Durable construction: Yokohama's advanced compound offers cut and chip resistance without sacrificing rolling resistance or wear performance. Plus, funnel-shaped step grooves prevent stones and other debris from reaching the bottom of the grooves, where casing damage can often occur.
- Fuel efficiency: Ground contact pressure is uniformly distributed, which results in greater stability, flawless tracking and improved fuel efficiency.
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