Yokohama Tire's new 715R Regional Drive Tire is SmartWay verified and features an open shoulder design, advanced tread design, and low rolling resistance.
Made at Yokohama’s plant in West Point, Mississippi, the 715R is available in a 11R22.5 version, with three more sizes due to arrive in early 2020 – 295/75R22.5, 285/75R24.5 and 11R24.5 .
Benefits of the 715R include:
- Longer wear, achieved by a deep 26/32-inch tread pattern, along with an advanced tread design featuring strategically placed tie bars that control block movement and significantly minimize heel/toe wear.
- Maximum traction, thanks to sturdy, open shoulder blocks that are precisely spaced and help minimize the retention of foreign objects.
- Fuel efficiency, thanks to Yokohama’s exclusive compound that’s cut- and chip-resistant and reduces rolling resistance for more efficient operation.
- Higher load capacity, provided by 16-ply construction and an H load-rating, means carrying heavier payloads with ease.
“The deep-tread, 715R is the answer for fleets looking to maximize traction and boost their bottom line by having tires that provide long, even wear, an open shoulder design and fuel efficiency,” said Tom Clauer, Yokohama’s senior manager of commercial and OTR product planning. “The 715R also offers high retreadability, so it truly delivers the performance and value fleets require.”
Originally posted on Trucking Info